Place:Newham, Northumberland, England

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NameNewham
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.533°N 1.717°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoBamburgh, Northumberland, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Bamburgh Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient division in which it was located
Ellingham, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"NEWHAM, a township in Bambrough parish, Northumberland; on the Northeastern railway, 5½ miles S E of Belford. It has a station on the railway. Acres: 2,568. Population: 328. Houses: 57. The manor belongs to the Duke of Northumberland."

In 1955 Newham was abolished as a civil parish and the area absorbed into the parish of Ellingham.

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