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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. In the 16th century East Acomb is recorded as having 12 tennants.[1]

ACOMB, EAST, a township, in the parish of Bywell St. Peter, union of Hexham, E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 8 miles (E.) from Hexham; containing 37 inhabitants. It is situated about a mile north from Bywell, and consists of two farms; Peepee, a pleasant hamlet, lies at a little distance westward. This, and many other parts of the Bywell estate, are covered with trees of a remarkably fine growth, which impart to the landscape a rich and luxuriant aspect.

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 West Acomb Township, 1848 Bywell St Peter's Parish, 1848
East Acomb (Bywell)
- "A settlement called East Acomb is known to have existed from at least the 16th century, when 12 tenements were recorded. Now a series of earthworks of the former village …

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