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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ancient County||County Durham|
|Civil parish||Bywell St Peter|
|Poor Law union||Hexham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Espershields from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Espershields)
Land and Property
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Newspapers and Periodicals
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