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Branxton, Northumberland

Historical Description

Branxton, a township, a village, and a parish in Northumberland, near the river Till, 2½ miles ESE of Coldstream railway station, and 9 NW by N of Wooler. There is a post office under Cornhill (R.S.O.) Acreage of township, 1508; population, 222. Here is the field of the battle of Flodden, fatal to James IV. of Scotland, fought in 1513. [See FLODDEN.] The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle-on-Tyne; net value, £320 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church is good but small. Stockdale the poet was a native.

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


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Ancient CountyNorthumberland 
Poor Law unionGlendale 

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Land and Property

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtTD12