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Stamfordham Parish, 1848


STAMFORDHAM (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Castle ward, N. E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 12½ miles (W.N.W.) from Newcastle-upon-Tyne; containing 1,777 inhabitants. This parish is the finest champaign part of Tindale ward, and is about 5½ miles in length from east to west, and 4½ in breadth from north to south. It comprises the townships of Bitchfield, Black Heddon, Cheeseburn-Grange, Fenwick, Hawkwell, Heugh, Ingoe, Kearsley, East and West Matfen, Nesbit, Ouston, Ryall, and Walridge. The district is well cultivated; and contains abundant seams of coal and limestone, both of which are wrought, the latter for agricultural purposes. The village, situated in the township of Heugh, is principally of modern erection, and consists chiefly of one long broad street; in the centre is a covered market-cross, erected in 1736, by Sir John Swinburne, Bart., for a market, now discontinued. A fair is held for cattle and pigs, on the second Thursday in April; and there are statute-fairs on the Thursday before Old May-day, on November 14th, and the last Thursday in February. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £14. 18. 1½., and in the patronage of the Crown, with a net income of £574. The church, erected about the 13th century, is in the early English style, and stands west of the market-cross; the chancel was built by the Fenwicks, of Fenwick Tower, and contains several monumental inscriptions to that ancient family and the Swinburnes. At Ryall is a chapel of ease; and a church has been just consecrated at Matfen. There is a place of worship in the village for Presbyterians, at Matfen one for Wesleyans, and at Cheeseburn-Grange one for Roman Catholics. A free school was founded in 1663, by Sir Thomas Widdrington, Knt., who endowed it with seventysix acres of land, now producing about £160 per annum.

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.

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Wallridge
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Wallridge
- Overview Map Street View Wallridge is a hamlet in Northumberland, located about 3 miles north-west of Stamfordham and 3 miles west of Belsay. It is the site of a deserted ...
Bitchfield Township, 1848
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Bitchfield Township, 1848
- BITCHFIELD, a township, in the parish of Stamfordham, union of Castle ward, N.E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 13 miles (N.W.) from Newcastle-upon-Tyne; containing 36 inhabitants. The ...
Ouston
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Ouston
- Overview Map Street View 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 ...
Fenwick, Stamfordham, Nothumberland
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Fenwick, Stamfordham, Nothumberland
- FENWICK, a township, in the parish of Stamfordham, union of Castle ward, N.E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 13½ miles (N.W. by W.) from Newcastle-upon-Tyne; containing 66 ...
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Cheeseburn Grange
- Overview Map Street View CHEESEBURN-GRANGE, a township, in the parish of Stamfordham, union of Castle ward, N.E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 12 miles (N.W. by W.) ...
Stamfordham
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Stamfordham
- Overview About Stamfordham Map Street View   Stamfordham is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, about 11 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne, 5 miles west of Ponteland and ...
Hawkwell
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Hawkwell
- Hawkwell is a hamlet on the south side of the River Pont, over the river from the village of Stamfordham in Northumberland. HAWKWELL, a township, in the parish of Stamfordham, ...
Black Heddon
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Black Heddon
- Overview Map About Black Heddon Street View Black Heddon is a village in Northumberland, located 2.5 miles South West of Belsay and just under 3 miles North of Stamfordham on ...
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Nesbitt Hill Head
- Overview Map Nesbitt Hill Head is a hamlet/farm in Northumberland, located about 1½ miles south of the village of Stamfordham. It is located at the south-west of Ouston Airfield, close ...

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