|Name||Horsley (near Wylam)|
|Type||Township, Civil parish|
|Located in||Northumberland, England ( - 1955)|
|See also||Ovingham, Northumberland, England||ancient parish in which it was a township|
|Tynedale Ward, Northumberland, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Hexham Rural, Northumberland, England||rural district of which it was part 1894-1974|
|Nafferton, Northumberland, England||civil parish absorbed in 1955|
|Spittle (near Hexham), Northumberland, England||civil parish absorbed in 1955|
|Welton, Northumberland, England||civil parish absorbed in 1955|
|Whittle (near Hexham), Northumberland, England||civil parish absorbed in 1955|
|Tynedale District, Northumberland, England||district municipality covering the area 1974-2009|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
NOTE: There is a second place named Horsley (near Otterburn) further north in Northumberland as well as a larger settlement nearer Newcastle now named Longhorsley, but formerly named Long Horsley.
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Horsley (near Wylam) from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "HORSLEY, a township in Ovingham parish, Northumberland; near the Roman wall, the river Tyne, and the Newcastle and Carlisle railway, 2½ miles NW of Wylam. It has a post office under Wylam, and chapels for Independents and Wesleyans. Acres: 1,478. Population: 272. Houses: 58.
Horsley (near Wylam) was a township in the ancient parish of Ovingham and became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of Hexham Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish enlarged by the abolition of the four neighbouring parishes of Nafferton, Spittle (near Hexham), Welton and Whittle (near Hexham). In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Horsley became a civil parish in the Tynedale District until 2009 when municipal districts were abolished and Northumberland became a unitary authority.
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Categories: Northumberland, England | Horsley (near Wylam), Northumberland, England | Ovingham, Northumberland, England | Tynedale Ward, Northumberland, England | Hexham Rural, Northumberland, England | Tynedale District, Northumberland, England