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Horsley, Northumberland

Historical Description

Horsley, a township in Ovingham parish, Northumberland, near the Roman wall and the river Tyne, 2½ miles NW of Wylam station on the N.E.R. It has a post and money order office under Wylam (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Wylam.. Acreage, 1531; population, 383. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels.

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 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Horsley from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE15
Post TownNewcastle Upon Tyne