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Plessey, Northumberland

Historical Description

Plessey, a ville in Stannington parish, Northumberland, on the river Blyth, with a station on the N.E.R. 5 miles SSE of Morpeth. It figures in many ancient deeds and records. Plessey Hall was formerly the seat of the Plessey family, but is now a farmhouse; and Plessey Mill was connected with St Bartholomew's Monastery in Newcastle.

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 parishStannington 
Poor Law unionCastle ward 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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

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