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Longhirst, Northumberland

Historical Description

Longhirst, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Bothal parish, Northumberland, on the North-East-ern railway, 3 miles NE of Morpeth, with a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Morpeth. Acreageof township, 1769; population, 809. Long-hirst Hall and Longhirst Grange are chief residences. The ecclesiastical parish was formed from Bothal parish in 1876. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle-on-Tyne; gross value, £203 with residence. The church was erected in 1873-74, is in the Early Decorated style, and consists of chancel, nave, transepts, south aisle, and a western tower, with spire. There are a national school and a reading-room.

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 parishBothal 
Poor Law unionMorpeth 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Longhirst 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 districtNE61
Post TownMorpeth