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Bedlington

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"BEDLINGTONSHIRE is situated at the north-east corner of Castle Ward, and is bounded on the north by the river Wansbeck, on the west by the parishes of Morpeth and Stannington, on the south by the river Blyth, and on the east by the German Ocean. It comprises the townships of Bedlington, Camboise, Choppington, Netherton, Sleekburn (East), and Sleekburn (West), whose united area is 9,011 acres. The population in 1801, 1,422; in 1811, 1,488; in 1821, 1862; in 1831, 2,120; in 1841, 3,155; and in 1851, 5,101 souls. The hundred of Bedlingtonshire and the parish of the same name are co-extensive." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855]

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Cemeteries

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Census

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Church History

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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

  • The Northumberland Communities website includes pages relating to Bedlington. 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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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Bedlington has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

  • Bedlingtonshire was part of North Durham, a detached part of County Durham, until 1844, when it was transferred to Northumberland.
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Maps

  • Bedlington - Maps - links and information.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NZ272831 (Lat/Lon: 55.141762, -1.575422), Bedlington which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law