Welcome to the Durham Victoria County History website. Please explore the website for more information: about the Trust; about how to donate to the charity; about our publications on Darlington and Sunderland; and for our current projects on the History of North Teesdale.

Durham Victoria County History Trust

Registered Charity Number 1026167
Our Patrons are: The Lord Lieutenant of County Durham; the Bishop of Durham; the Lord Barnard; Kate Adie, O.B.E.; Sir Thomas Allen, C.B.E.; Sir Paul Nicholson KCVO, KStJ


The Victoria County History 

Founded in 1899 and originally dedicated to Queen Victoria, the VCH is an encyclopaedic record of England’s places and people from earliest times to the present day. Based at the Institute of Historical Research in the University of London since 1933, the VCH is written by historians working in counties across England and is without doubt the greatest publishing project in English local history. For more information about the VCH see here.