Belsay, Northumberland

Historical Description

Belsay, a township and a village in Bolam parish, Northumberland, on the river Blyth, 9 ¼ miles SW of Morpeth, with a post, money order, and telegraph office under Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Acreage, 2542; population, 260. In the park of Belsay Hall, the seat of the Middleton family, are the remains of Belsay Castle, a picturesque building of stone, possessing one of the best examples of a peel tower in the country. The railway station is at Angerton on the North British railway.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


Ancient County Northumberland
Poor Law union Castle ward
Ward Tindale

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Belsay from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


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