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Eachwick Township, 1848

EACHWICK, a township, in the parish of Heddon-on-the-Wall, union of Castle ward, partly in the W. division of Castle ward, but chiefly in the E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 10½ miles (N.W. by W.) from Newcastle; containing 101 inhabitants. This was anciently a place of considerable importance, and belonged to Newminster Abbey. The late Mr. Spearman, the antiquary, bequeathed his estate here to Mr. John Hunter, who assumed the name of Spearman. The surface of the land is generally level, and the soil a good free gravel: there is a freestone-quarry. In making a road through an old intrenchment near the village, several hand millstones, a sacrificial knife, and a flint axe, were discovered.

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.

Notes: Eachwick township was part of the ancient parish of Heddon-on-the-Wall up to 1866. Eachwich became a Civil Parish following the Poor Law Amendment Act 1866. Eachwick Civil Parish was abolished in 1955, at which time it was absorbed into Stamfordham Civil Parish.

Eachwick Heddon-on-the-Wall Parish, 1848


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