Place:Nesbit (near Hexham), Northumberland, England

NameNesbit (near Hexham)
Alt namesNesbit
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoStamfordham, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Tynedale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Castle Ward Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Stamfordham, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Nesbit (near Hexham) from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"NESBIT, a township in Stamfordham parish, Northumberland; 9½ miles E N E of Hexham. Acres: 843. Population: 41. Houses: 7."

Nesbit (near Hexham) was a township in the ancient parish of Stamfordham and became a separate civil parish in 1866. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed back into the parish of Stamfordham.

Nesbit or Nesbitt could not be found on Google Earth. The old Ordnance Survey maps (see below) locate the parish as bounded by Ouston and Cheeseburn Grange on the north, Whitchester on the east, Harlow Hill on the south, and East Matfen on the west.

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