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Shortflatt, Northumberland

Historical Description

Shortflatt, a township in Bolam parish, Northumberland, 10 miles WSW of Morpeth, and 3 from Angerton station on the North British railway. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Belsay. Acreage, 518; population, 39. Shortflatt Tower was built in the reign of Stephen, and is an old peel tower; belonged in the time of Edward II. to the Raymes, passed to the Fenwicks, and belongs now to the Dent family.

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 parishBolam 
Poor Law unionCastle ward 

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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