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Cambois, Northumberland

Historical Description

Cambois, a township and an ecclesiastical parish formed from that of Bedlington, in Northumberland. The township lies on the coast, between the mouths of the two rivers Blyth and Wansbeck, nearly 2½ miles N by W of Blyth, which is the railway station. The parish was constituted in 1863, and embraces the townships of East and West Sleekburn, and is bounded on the south by the river Blyth, and on the north by the river Wansbeck, each of such boundary being about two miles long. It has a post and money order office under Blyth. Population, 3836. The church was erected in 1865. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle; net value, £280 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Newcastle. Brown, the landscape gardener, was a native. One of the largest collieries in the north of England is situated here, and there are large brickworks. There are two Methodist chapels and a mechanics' institute.

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 parishBedlington 
Poor Law unionMorpeth 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE24
Post TownBlyth