Place:Slaley, Northumberland, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.914°N 2.037°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoTynedale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Hexham Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Tynedale District, Northumberland, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Slaley is a village in Northumberland, England. It is situated to the southeast of Hexham. According to the UK census of 2011, it had a population of 711.

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

"SLALEY, a parish, with a village, in Hexham [registration] district, Northumberland; 3¾ miles S of Corbridge [railway] station. It has a post-office under Hexham. Acres: 7,430. Real property: £2,897; of which £60 are in mines. Population: 561. Houses: 113. The property is much subdivided. Lead-works are at Dukesfield; and ochre is found on Slaley fell. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Durham. Value: £103. Patron: W. B. Beaumont, Esq. The church was built in 1832. Charities, £14."

Slaley was an ancient parish in the Tynedale Ward which also became a civil parish in the 19th century. Slaley had no townships. From 1894 until 1974 it was part of Hexham Rural District. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Slaley became part of the Tynedale District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority.

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