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Preston


Preston is a village in Northumberland, located about 7 miles north of Alnwick and 1 mile south of Chathill. It is located by the Long Nanny (river). A settlement was first documented here in 1242.[1Preston Tower here dates from the 14th century. Today, Preston is part of the Civil Parish of Ellingham.

PRESTON, a township, in the parish of Ellingham, union of Belford, S. division of Bambrough ward, N. division of Northumberland, 8½ miles (N.) from Alnwick; containing 91 inhabitants. Here is a good residence, standing pleasantly upon an eminence about a mile south-east from Ellingham. An ancient lofty tower, near the west end of the Hall, adds greatly to its appearance. The vicarial tithes of the township have been commuted for £31; and the appropriate tithes for £77.11.8., payable to the Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral.
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.

Northumberland Ellingham Parish, 1848 Ellingham Civil Parish Long Nanny Chathill Preston Tower Preston Tower House
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Access to Preston Tower

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Preston Mains

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View from Preston Tower

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Preston Mains farm

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A road through Preston

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Mansion at Preston Tower

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Long Nanny
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Long Nanny
- The Long Nanny is a river in Northumberland which discharges into the North Sea near Beadnell. Near where the Long Nany has a confluence with Brunton Burn, by the coast, ...
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Preston village (Ellingham)
- "Preston was a member of the barony of Alnwick and is first recorded in medieval documents in 1242. The medieval township probably extended as far north as Newham. A series ...

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