Place:Tosson, Northumberland, England

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NameTosson
Alt namesGreat Tossonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Little Tossonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Great Tosson and Rye Hillsource: civil parish merged in 1889
Tosson Littlesource: civil parish merged in 1889
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoRothbury, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Coquetdale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Newtown (near Rothbury), Northumberland, Englandcivil parish which it absorbed in 1955
Whitton, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish which it absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"TOSSON (Great and Little), two townships in Rothbury parish, Northumberland; 2 and 2½ miles WSW of Rothbury. Acres: 2,760 and 518. Population: 113 and 33. Houses: 20 and 7."

The parish of Tosson was established in 1889 from the former townships and civil parishes of Great Tosson with Ryehill and Tosson Little. The two former parishes have been redirected here.

In 1955 it was enlarged by the abolition of the adjacent parishes of Newtown (near Rothbury) and Whitton.

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