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Long Witton Township, 1848

WITTON, LONG, a township, in the parish of Hartburn, union, and W. division of the ward, of Morpeth, N. division of Northumberland, 8 miles (N. by W.) from Morpeth; containing 135 inhabitants. This township comprises 2,246 acres, wholly the property of Sir Walter Trevelyan, Bart.; about 692 acres are arable, 1,484 meadow and pasture, and the remainder woodland and plantations. The northern district is chiefly uninclosed moor, but the soil in other parts is fertile. Long Witton Hall, an ancient mansion with additions by its late proprietors, the Swinburne family, is finely situated. The village stands on an elevated ridge on the road from Morpeth to Elsdon, and consists chiefly of irregularly-scattered houses. The tithes have been commuted for £57 payable to the impropriator, and £56 to the vicar of Hartburn. In a wood are three chalybeate springs rising from a thick stratum of sandstone rock, and containing sulphur and alumine; they are called Our Lady's Wells, and were formerly held in great reputation.

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.

Longwitton Hartburn 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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