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Greystead, Northumberland

Historical Description

Greystead, a hamlet and an ecclesiastical parish in Northumberland, on the S side of the North Tyne, 5 miles from Bellingham, and 1½ mile from Tarset station on the North British railway. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Falstone. Population of ecclesiastical parish, 205. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Newcastle; net value, £132 with residence. Patron, Greenwich Hospital. The church is a building in the Gothic style, and was restored in 1879.

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 
Poor Law unionBellingham 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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