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Guizance or Guyson, Northumberland

Historical Description

Guizance or Guyson, a village and a township in Acklington parish, Northumberland, on the river Coquet, 7 miles S of Alnwick, and 2½ from Acklington station on the N.E.R. The township includes the hamlet of Brainshough. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Acklington. Acreage, 1403; population, 163. The Duke of Northumberland is lord of the manor. A priory was founded here in the 12th century by Eichard Tyson, and was afterwards annexed by Eustace Fitz-John to the abbey of Alnwick. Remains of the nave and chancel of the church still exist, and are Transition Norman. The burying-ground is still occasionally used.

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

Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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