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Ouston is a hamlet / farm located about half a mile south of Stamfordham in Northumberland. An airfield, RAF Ouston, was built here during the Second World War. The site is now used for the military Albemarle Barracks.
OUSTON, a township, in the parish of Stamfordham, union of Castle ward, N.E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 13 miles (W.N.W.) from Newcastle-upon-Tyne; containing 21 inhabitants. The township is situated on the river Pont, and comprises 511a. 2r. of high flat table-land, with a substratum of blue mountain limestone. It is free of large tithes, having belonged to Hexham Abbey: the vicarial tithes have been commuted for £5. 2. 2., and 13s. 4d. are payable to the Bishop of Durham.
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.
Not to be confused with Ouston (West Allen Dale, nr Hexham) or Ouston (County Durham).
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Wikipedia: Ouston, Stamfordham
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