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Bywell St Peter's Parish, 1848


BYWELL (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Hexham, E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland; containing 1,512 inhabitants, of whom 131 are in part of the township of Bywell, 4 miles (E.S.E.) from Corbridge, and 14 (W. by S.) from Newcastle-upon-Tyne. This parish, which is about 13 miles in length, and from 2 to 3 in breadth, is on the north and south sides of the Tyne, and comprises the townships of East Acomb, Apperley, Broomley, Espershields, High Fortherley, Healey, Newton, Newton-Hall, Newlands, and Stelling; the chapelry of Whittonstall; and part of the township of Bywell; the whole forming an area, by measurement, of about 14,000 acres, of which 7,000 are arable, about 4,850 pasture, and 2,150 woodland. The north and north-west parts are intersected by the parish of Bywell St. Andrew: a portion of the land is very fertile and beautifully diversified by gentle swells, and wood and water; but much consists of wild moors, of which nearly 3,000 acres have been inclosed. The Mansion-House, the seat of Mr. Beaumont, stands in a lawn adorned by forest-trees, having the river on its south side, with a beautiful islet, and on the opposite bank are extensive plantations. The village, which is partly in the parish of Bywell St. Andrew, and partly in that of St. Peter, is pleasantly situated on the north bank of the Tyne: it was formerly noted for the manufacture of saddlers' ironmongery, which was in a flourishing state in the 16th century, and is mentioned in their report by the commissioners of Queen Elizabeth; but which has now wholly declined. The Newcastle and Carlisle railway has a station here; and Mr. Beaumont has erected a handsome stone bridge of seven arches, at a cost of £10,000. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £9. 18. 1½.; net income, £119; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of Durham, whose tithes have been commuted for £1358, and who have a glebe of 21 acres. The church is an ancient edifice of large dimensions, with a tower, standing near the church of St. Andrew. At Whittonstall is a separate living. There are places of worship for Baptists, Roman Catholics, and Wesleyans. At a short distance from the Hall are the ruins of the old baronial castle of Bywell, once a very strong fortress; the fine square tower is entire, and from its top is an extensive prospect.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.

Bywell Civil Parish Whittonstall Bywell Church of St Peter Espershields with Milshield Township, 1848 Stelling Newton, Stocksfield Newton Hall, Stocksfield East Acomb Township, 1848 Broomley High Fotherley Parishes and Townships - 1848 Apperley
Apperley
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Apperley
- APPERLEY, a township, in the parish of Bywell St. Peter, union of Hexham, E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 2½ miles (S. by E.) from Bywell; containing ...
Broomley
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Broomley
- Overview Map Street View Broomley is a village in Northumberland, which is part of the civil parish of Broomley & Stocksfield. Historically Broomley formed a township in the Parish of ...
High Fotherley
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High Fotherley
- FOTHERLEY, HIGH, a township, in the parish of Bywell St. Peter, union of Hexham, E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 3 miles (S.S.W.) from Bywell; containing 106 ...
Espershields with Milshield Township, 1848
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Espershields with Milshield Township, 1848
- ESPERSHIELDS, with Milshield, a township, in the parish of Bywell St. Peter, union of Hexham, E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northum-berland, 11½ miles (S.S.E.) from Hexham; containing ...
Whittonstall
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Whittonstall
- WHITTONSTALL, a chapelry, in the parish of Bywell St. Peter, union of Hexham, E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 10 miles (S.E. by E.) from Hexham; containing ...
East Acomb Township, 1848
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East Acomb Township, 1848
- East Acomb is a former village, for which only earthwork remains now exist, located near North Acomb Farm, just over 1 mile north of the village of Byewell in Northumberland. ...
Bywell
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Bywell
- Overview About Bywell Map Street View Bywell Hall St Peter's Church St Andrew's Church Bywell Castle Bywell is a village in Northumberland, situated on the north bank of the River ...
Church of St Peter
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Church of St Peter
- Overview Map Street View St Peter's Church in Bywell, Northumberland, dates from Anglo Saxon times, probably the 8th century.[1] It originally belonged to the Benedictine monastery of Durham and in ...
Stelling
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Stelling
- Overview Map Street View STELLING, a township, in the parish of Bywell St. Peter, union of Hexham, E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 13 miles (W. by ...
Newton, Stocksfield
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Newton, Stocksfield
- Overview About Newton Map Street View Newton is a village in Northumberland, located just about 3 miles north-west of Stocksfield and 3 miles east of Corbridge. Newton is part of ...
Newton Hall, Stocksfield
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Newton Hall, Stocksfield
- Overview About Newton Hall Map Street View NEWTON-HALL, a township, in the parish of Bywell St. Peter, union of Hexham, E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 7¾ ...

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