Place:Bothal Demesne, Northumberland, England

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NameBothal Demesne
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.174°N 1.626°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     (1866 - 1935)
See alsoBothal, Northumberland, Englandancient parish of which it was the principal township
Morpeth Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Ashington, Northumberland, Englandurban district into which it was transferred in 1896 and 1935
source: Family History Library Catalog


Bothal Demesne was the principal township of the ancient parish of Bothal in the Morpeth Ward of Northumberland, England.

"The township is called Bothal Demesne; and lies on the Wansbeck river, near the Northeastern railway, 3 miles E of Morpeth. Acres: 3,027. Real property: £6,895. Population: 642. Houses: 122."

(Source:A Vision of Britain through Time)

It was a civil parish from 1866 until 1935. In 1896 an area of approximately 1800 acres was transferred to the newly formed urban district of Ashington. In 1935 the remainder of the original township was also merged into Ashington. (Source:A Vision of Britain through Time)

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