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Barrow Township, Northumberland

BARROW, a township, in the parish of Hallystone, union of Rothbury, W. division of Coquetdale ward, N. division of Northumberland, 9½ miles (W.N.W.) from Rothbury; containing 22 inhabitants. It is situated on the south side of the Coquet river, near the confluence of the Barrow burn.

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.

Barrow, township, Alwinton par., W. Northumberland, 10 miles NW. of Rothbury, 1010 ac., pop. 11.

Extract from: Gazetteer of the British Isles, John Bartholomew, 1887

Barrow became a civil parish is 1866. This followed the Poor Law Amendment Act 1866, in which Church of England parishes, extra-parochial areas, townships and chapelries, became "civil parishes" which could set their own poor rate (tax). 

On the 1st of April 1955, Barrow Civil Parish was abolished and the area became part of Alwinton Civil Parish.

Barrowburn Holystone Parish, 1848
A topographical dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, 7th Ed., 1848
- A topographical dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships, and the islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Man, with historical and statistical ...

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Barrow Tn/CP
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