|Type||Township, Civil parish|
|Located in||Northumberland, England (1844 - 1955)|
|Also located in||Durham, England ( - 1844)|
|See also||Norhamshire, Northumberland, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Norham and Islandshires Rural, Northumberland, England||rural district of which it was part 1894-1974|
|Thornton, Northumberland, England||parish absorbed into Shoreswood in 1955|
|Berwick upon Tweed District, Northumberland, England||district municipality covering the area 1974-2009|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Shoreswood from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "SHORESWOOD, a township in Norham parish, Northumberland; 6 miles SW by S of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Acres: 1,201. Population: 412. Houses: 71. The manor belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Durham. There is a national school."
Shoreswood was a township in Norhamshire within the county of Durham until 1844, subsequently in Northumberland. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1974 it was part of Norham and Islandshires Rural District. In 1955 the adjacent parish of Thornton was abolished and the area absorbed into Shoreswood. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Shoreswood became part of the Berwick upon Tweed District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority.
- Northumberland Archives previously known as Northumberland Collections Service and Northumberland County Record Office. Now based within Woodhorn Museum in Ashington and providing free access to numerous records for local and family historians alike.
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