Horsley

HORSLEY, a township, in the parish of Ovingham, union of Hexham, E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 9¾ miles (W. by N.) from Newcastle-upon-Tyne; containing 286 inhabitants. This township is chiefly the property of the Duke of Northumberland. The village, distant above a mile north from Ovingham, is built on each side of the Hexham road, and contains several farmholds, and an inn which terminates the first stage from Newcastle. It is situated on a declivity; the river Tyne pursues its course not far to the south, and the Roman wall lies on the north. The tithes have been commuted for £209. There is a place of worship for Independents.

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

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