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Long Horsley, Northumberland

Historical Description

Horsley, Long, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Northumberland. The village stands on a branch of the-river Coquet, 4½ miles W by S of Felton, and 7 NW by N of Morpeth station on the N.E. and North British railways, and has a post and money order office under Morpeth;. telegraph office, Felton. The parish comprises the townships of Witton Shields, Stanton, Longshaws, Bigges Quarter, Riddells Quarter, Freeholders Quarter, Todbum, and Win-gates. Population, 615. The manor belonged to Gospatrick, and passed to the Merlays. An old tower of the Riddells stands at the W end of the village, and is used as the residence of the Roman Catholic priest. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle; net value, £280. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was rebuilt in 1873, and has. a bell-turret. There is also a Roman Catholic chapel.

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

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