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Corbridge

"CORBRIDGE is a parish, comprising the townships of Aydon, Aydon Castle, Clarewood, Corbridge, Dilston, Halton, Halton Shields, Thornborough, Whittington Great, and Whittington Little. It is about eight miles in length from north to south, but its average breadth does not exeeed two and a half miles, and comprises an area of 13,130 acres. Its population in 1801, was 1,744; in 1811, 1,979; in 1821, 2,037; in 1831, 2,091; in 1841, 2,103; and in 1851, 2,163 souls. The whole of this district is in an excellent state of cultivation, and contains great quantities of lead, coal, and lime. There are also several large plantations in various parts of the parish, the property of the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].

Bibliography

  • "Golden Days,a Corbridge childhood" by J.Browning ISBN 978-0-9538443-7-1 Wagtail Press

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Civil Registration

  • This area is within Northumberland West Registration District.
  • Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be ordered from Northumberland County Council.
    Order Certificates.

Description and Travel

  • Photographs of Corbridge from Les Bell's Northumberland Cam website.
  • Photographs of Corbridge from the FreeFoto.com website - Collection 1 - Collection 2.
  • A field full of poppies (near Corbridge) from Mirror Image.
  • The Northumberland Communities website includes pages relating to Corbridge. They provide "a range of learning resource material that reflects Northumberland's heritage, providing a base for studying the County's history. The website provides a starting point for understanding the development of communities in Northumberland. It also seeks to illustrate the range of sources for family and local history research that are available via Northumberland Archives Service."
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Gazetteers

Historical Geography

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History

  • The history of Corbridge Parish is included in Hodgson, J., History of Northumberland, Part 2, Volume 3. Newcastle, 1840. (Available on fiche from Ancestral Indexes).
  • The history of Corbridge Parish is included in:- Northumberland County History Committee, History of Northumberland, Volume 10. Newcastle, A. Reid, 1914.
  • Stagshaw Bank Fair - the largest one-day fair in England - was held on the day before Whit Sunday and on July 4th. These fairs took place at Stagshaw Bank Common which was partly in this parish and partly in the parish of St John Lee.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.