In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hirst like this:
HURST, a township in Woodhorn parish, Northumberland; 5½ miles ENE of Morpeth. Acres, 395. Pop., 41. Houses, 7.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Hirst has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Wansbeck. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Hirst and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hirst, in Wansbeck and Northumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 21st May 2013
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