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Bellister, Northumberland

Historical Description

Bellister, a township in Haltwhistle parish, Northumberland, which includes the small village of Park and the hamlet of Wydon, on the South Tyne, near the Newcastle and Carlisle and the Alston railways, 2 miles S of Haltwhistle, which is the post town. Acreage, 1071; population, 137. Bellister Castle, a border tower, now a ruin, was the seat of the Blenkinsops, and ia now used as a farmhouse. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthumberland 
Civil parishHaltwhistle 
Poor Law unionHaltwhistle 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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