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Bywell St Peter, Northumberland

Historical Description

Bywell-St-Peter, a township and a parish in Northumberland. The township includes part of Bywell village. The parish includes also the townships of East Acomb, westward to Broomley, and extends southward to the West Auckland turnpike road. Post town, Stocksfield (R.S.O., Northumberland). Population of the ecclesiastical parish, 674. Much of the land in the south is high and poor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle; net value, £280 with residence. Patron, the Archdeacon of Northumberland. The church has a low square tower of the 14th century, evidently added and constructed with a view to warlike defence. It was thoroughly restored in 1873.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishBywell St. Peter 
Poor Law unionHexham 

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