Brandon

BRANDON, a township, in the parish of Eglingham, union of Glendale, N. division of Coquetdale ward and of Northumberland, 4 miles (N. N. W.) from Whittingham; containing 147 inhabitants. It comprises 1020 acres, mostly arable land, with about 20 of wood; the surface is undulated, and the soil light and gravelly, and good for barley and turnips. Brandon White House, to the east of the village, was the seat of the Collingwood family, who possessed the estate for a long period of years. A chancel wall and numerous tombs indicate the site of an ancient church.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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