Place:Outchester, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.594°N 1.779°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoBamburgh, Northumberland, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Bamburgh Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient division in which it was located
Belford Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Easington, 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 Outchester from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"OUTCHESTER, a township in Bambrough parish, Northumberland; on the river Warn, near its outlet into Budle bay, 2½ miles E by S of Belford. Acres: 1,044. Population: 116. Houses: 18. The "Castrum Ulterius" of the Romans was here; and remains exist of a square Roman camp, with a double rampart and a wide fosse.

Outchester was a township in the ancient parish of Bamburgh. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Belford Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed into the parish of Easington.

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