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Stamfordham, Northumberland

Historical Description

Stamfordham, a village and a parish in Northumberland. The village stands on the river Pont, 7 miles NNW of Wylam railway station, and 12 NW by W of Newcastle; was once a market-town; retains on its green a small but picturesque market-cross of 1785; and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Newcastle-upon-Tyne, fairs for sheep and cattle on the Thursdays before 26 April and 26 August, three hiring fairs in March, May, and November, and a general fair on the first Thursday in October. The parish contains several townships. Population of the ecclesiastical parish, 812. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle; gross value, £575 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1849; it is chiefly Early English, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and tower. The vicarage of Matfen is a separate benefice. There are United Presbyterian and Wesleyan chapels, an endowed school with £120 a year, a subscription library, and a small lock-up.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishStamfordham St. Mary 
Poor Law unionCastle ward 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE18
Post TownNewcastle Upon Tyne