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Selbys Forest, Northumberland

Historical Description

Selbys Forest, a township in Kirknewton parish, Northumberland, 5 miles SW of Wooler. Post, money order, and telegraph office, Wooler. Acreage, 11,485 of land and 13 of water; population, 38. The Earl of Tankerville is lord of the manor. The surface is a region of moors and mountains, and includes the central Cheviot.

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

We have transcribed the entry for Selbys Forest from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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