Belsay, a township and a village in Bolam parish, Northumberland, on the river Blyth, 9¼ 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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Belsay from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Belsay)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.
Online maps of Belsay are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers related to Northumberland online: