Hide

Corsenside

hide
Hide

"CORSENSIDE parish is bounded by Bellingham, Elsdon, Kirkwhelpington, and Chollerton, and is intersected by the river Reed. It is about six miles long by four and a half broad, and comprises an area of 11,132 acres; rateable value £6,193 10s. The population in 1801, was 375; in 1811, 424; in 1821, 487; in 1831, 524; in 1841, in consequence of the prosperous state of the ironworks, it had increased to 1,108; and in 1851, the stoppage of the same works reduced the population to 579 souls, half the inhabitants having left the parish. The land on the eeast and west sides of this district, are bleak, moorish, and sterile, but near the river the soil is of a light gravelly nature, and produces abundant crops of grass and corn. Both coal and limestone are found here. This parish is not divided into townships, but it is separated into three portions called constablewicks." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].

Hide
topup

Census

topup

Church History

topup

Church Records

topup

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.
topup

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Corsenside which are provided by:

topup

Gazetteers

topup

Historical Geography

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

topup

History

  • The history of Corsenside Parish is included in:- Hodgson, J., History of Northumberland, Part 2, Volume 1. Newcastle, 1827. (Available on fiche from Ancestral Indexes).
topup

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NY901866 (Lat/Lon: 55.173799, -2.157526), Corsenside which are provided by:

topup

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.