Birtley  Northumberland


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Birtley like this:

BIRTLEY, or Birkley, a parochial chapelry in Bellingham district, Northumberland; on the North Tyne river and on the Border Counties railway, near Wark station, 5 miles SE of Bellingham. It was disjoined in 1765 from the parish of Chollerton; it includes the township of Broomhope and Buteland; and its Post Town is Wark, under Hexham. ...

Acres, 6,720. Rated property, £3,428. Pop., 404. Houses, 80. The property is divided among six. Coal and other useful minerals occur. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £122. Patron, the Duke of Northumberland. The church is not good.

Birtley through time

Birtley is now part of Tynedale district. Click here for graphs and data of how Tynedale has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Birtley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Birtley, in Tynedale and Northumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd May 2018

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