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Spindleston, Northumberland

Historical Description

Spindleston, a township in Bamburgh parish, Northumberland, 2½ miles E by S of Belford station on the N.E.R. It includes the hamlet of Waren Mills. Post town, Belford; money order and telegraph office, Bamburgh. Acreage, 456 of land and 11 of water and foreshore; population, 90. The manor belongs to Greenwich Hospital. Spindleston Hills are celebrated in the ballad of " the Laidley Worm of Spindleston Heugh," written in 1270.

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 parishBambrough 
Poor Law unionBelford 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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