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Belsay, Northumberland

Historical Description

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.

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 parishBolam 
Poor Law unionCastle ward 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Belsay from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE20
Post TownNewcastle Upon Tyne