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Newminster Abbey, Northumberland

Historical Description

Newminster Abbey, a township in Morpeth parish, Northumberland, on the river Wansbeck, half a mile W of Morpeth town and railway station. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Morpeth. Acreage, 751 of land and 9 of water; population, 174. There are corn and woollen mills. A splendid Cistercian monastery stood here. See MORPETH.

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 parishMorpeth 
Poor Law unionMorpeth 

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Land and Property

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