Place:Thorneyburn, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.174°N 2.373°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoSimonburn, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Tynedale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Bellingham Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Tarset, 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 Thorneyburn from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"THORNEYBURN, a parish, with two townships, in Bellingham [registration] district, Northumberland; 1¾ mile N of Tarset [railway] station, and 4½ NW by W of Bellingham. Post town: Bellingham, under Hexham. Acres: 20,133. Real property: £3,280. Population: 514. Houses: 72. The property is much subdivided. Much of the land is moorish waste. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Durham. Value: £200. Patron: Greenwich Hospital."

Thorneyburn was an ancient parish in the Tynedale Ward which also became a civil parish in the 19th century. Its two townships were Tarset West and itself. From 1894 it was part of Bellingham Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed into the newly-formed parish of Tarset.

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