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East and West Sleekburn, Northumberland

Historical Description

Sleekburn, East and West, two populous villages in Bedlington parish, Northumberland, on a brook called the Sleek, 3 miles from Blyth, and 1½ mile from Bedlington station on the N.E.K. There is a post office, of the name of Sleekburn Colliery, under Bedlington (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Bedlington (R.S.O.) At West Sleekburn is an extensive colliery, and the inhabitants of both villages are chiefly miners. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. The villages are in the ecclesiastical parish of Cambois, and the parish church is in West Sleekburn.

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

Land and Property

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