Local History: Netherton with Biddlestone

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    "The parish of Biddlestone lies on the southern edge of the Cheviots. It stretches from the high moorland of Puncherton Hill and Bleak Law to relative lowland south of Biddlestone. The name Biddlestone probably means the 'valley of Bidel, Bydel or Bitel.' Several streams cut the parish but the deepest valley is that of the River Alwin in the west. The upland areas, especially along the old road called Clennell Street, are rich in upstanding remains of all periods from the Bronze Age to the post-medieval period. Prehistoric and medieval field systems show the importance of agriculture in the area. Although there may have been earlier inhabitants...."
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    Keys to the Past (Durham & Northumbria County Councils)
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    Link: https://keystothepast.info/search-records/results-of-search/results-of-search-2/site-details/?PRN=N12994
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    Added by: Peter Smith
    Last modified: 4 years, 9 months ago
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