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Bates Island, Northumberland

Historical Description

Bate's Island, a small island in Earsdon parish, Northumberland, nearly opposite Hartley, 4½ miles SSE of Blyth. There are a small harbour, made by Lord Delaval, for sheltering fishermen in storms, and remains of a chapel and a hermitage.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers related to Northumberland online: