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Espershields, Northumberland

Historical Description

Espershields, a township in Bywell Sfc Peter parish, Northumberland, on the river Derwent, contiguous to Durham, 8 miles S by E of Corbridge, and 2 from Riding Mill station on the N.E.R. Post town. Riding Mill (R.S.O.) Acreage, 3735; population, 127. There is a Roman Catholic chapel.

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 CountyCounty Durham 
Civil parishBywell St Peter 
Poor Law unionHexham 

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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