Place:Tosson, Northumberland, England

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
Coordinates55.299°N 1.952°W
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
Rothbury Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Newtown (near Rothbury), Northumberland, Englandcivil parish which it absorbed in 1955
Whitton, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish which it absorbed in 1955
Alnwick District, Northumberland, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
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. From 1894 until 1974 Tosson was part of Rothbury Rural District. In 1955 Tosson was enlarged by the abolition of the adjacent parishes of Newtown (near Rothbury) and Whitton. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Tosson became part of the Alnwick District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority.

The two former parishes have been redirected here.

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