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Mickley, Northumberland

Historical Description

Mickley, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Ovingham parish, Northumberland. The township lies near a side station on the Newcastle and Carlisle railway, 9¼ miles E by S of Hexham, and 2½ from Prudhoe station on the N.E.R., and contains the hamlets of Cherrybum and Mount Pleasant and the village of Mickley Square, which has a post and money order office under Stocksfield; telegraph office, Prudhoe. Acreage, 1431; population of the township, 1450; of the ecclesiastical parish, 2085. Coal-mining and coking are largely carried on by the Mickley Coal Company. The ecclesiastical parish contains also six other townships. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle; net value, £209. The church was built in 1824, is in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, transepts, and a belfry; it was restored and enlarged in 1886. There is a parish hall, and a workmen's club and reading-room, erected in 1894.

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

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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 districtNE43
Post TownStocksfield