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Pegsworth or Pegswood, Northumberland

Historical Description

Pegsworth or Pegswood, a village and a township in Bothal parish, Northumberland, If mile ENE of Morpeth station on the North-Eastern and North British railways. Post town and money order office, Pegswood Colliery, under Morpeth; telegraph office, Longhirst. Acreage of township, 1236; population, 1400. There are two collieries. The Duke of Portland is lord of the manor and sole landowner.

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

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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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