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Paston, Northumberland

Historical Description

Paston, a township in Kirknewton parish, Northumberland, on the river Bowmont, 9½ miles NW of Wooler, and half a mile from Mindrum station on a branch of the N.E.R. It includes the hamlets of Harelaw, Shotton, and Bowmont Hill. Post town, Coldstream; money order office, Milfield; telegraph office, Yetholm. Acreage, 2324 of land and 31 of water; population, 170. There are remains of entrenchments and ramparts with fosses on the hills. Paston Lake is near here.

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 parishKirk Newton 
Poor Law unionGlendale 

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.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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