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Brierdean or Burradon, Northumberland

Historical Description

Brierdean or Burradon, a township in Earsdon parish, Northumberland, on the Blyth railway, 5 miles NNW of North Shields. The nearest railway station is Whitley (1 mile) on the N.E.R. It has a post and money order office called Burradon, under Dudley (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Forest Hall. Acreage, 545; population, 1156. Coal and stone are worked. A dreadful colliery disaster occurred here in March, 1860.

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 parishEarsdon 
Poor Law unionTynemouth 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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