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Edington Township, 1848

EDINGTON, a township, in the parish of Mitford, union of Morpeth, W. division of Castle ward, S. division of Northumberland, 4¼ miles (S.W. by W.) from Morpeth; containing 23 inhabitants. It comprises 631a. 2r. 31p. The village occupies a very commanding situation, having the whole of the parish of Mitford, with the winding banks of the Font and Wansbeck, within view; besides which are extensive prospects of hill and sea. To the west is excellent grass and turnip soil, on a decaying sandstone which is much esteemed for mixing with lime for mortar and plaster, and of which considerable quantities have been used in the new mansion-house of Creswell and in other buildings, of late years. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £14. 8. The monks of Newminster had possessions here.

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.

West Edington East Edington Mitford Parish, 1848


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