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Hedley, Northumberland

Historical Description

Hedley, a township in Ovingham parish, Northumberland, adjacent to the boundary with Durham, 3 miles SE of Stocksfield station on the N.E.R., and 9 ESE of Hesham. It has a post office under Stocksfield; money order office,. Mickley Square; telegraph office, Stocksfield. Area, 2636 acres; population, 254. The manor belongs to the Duke of Northumberland. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a coalmine.

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 
Civil parishOvingham 
Poor Law unionHexham 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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