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Dunston, Northumberland

Historical Description

Dunston, a hamlet and a township in Embleton parish, Northumberland. The hamlet is situated. 2 miles SE of Embleton, 6½ NE of Alnwick, and 2 from Little Mill station on the N.E.R. Post town, Lesbury; money order office, Craster; telegraph office, Alnwick. Acreage of township, 1731; population, 244. Duns Scotus was born in this village about the year 1265.

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 parishEmbleton 
Poor Law unionAlnwick 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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