Bedlingtonshire


BEDLINGTONSHIRE

Bedlington Station

Bedlington Station (Photo credit: limitofshunt)

A small district around the town of Bedlington on the River Blyth in Northumberland in northeast England, north of Newcastle.   It only became part of Northumberland as a result of Acts passed in 1832 and 1844.

Previously it had been an exclave of the County Palatine of Durham, the district having been bought by the Bishop in the early 10th century.   Though it is often called part of North Durham, because it was an enclave within Northumberland, it was actually administered with the Chester(-le-Street) Ward in Co.Durham, not with Islandshire and Norhamshire, the true North Durham.

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