Place:Adderstone, Northumberland, England

Alt namesEdredstonsource: Wikipedia
Bellshillsource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.567°N 1.782°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoBamburgh, Northumberland, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Bamburgh Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient division in which it was located
Belford Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Adderstone with Lucker, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Adderstone is a village in the English county of Northumberland. Its name is given as Edredston in Domesday Book and is Anglo-Saxon Old English 'Eadred's farmstead'.

From History of Northumberland William Whellan & Co., 1855

"Adderstone, a township in Bambrough parish, is situated three miles S.S.E. from Belford. It contains 2,603 acres, the property of the Duke of Northumberland, John Church, Esq., John Pratt, Esq., Thomas A. Graham, Esq., and others; and its annual value is £3,714. 10s. Population in 1801, 300; in 1811, 327; in 1821, 342; in 1831, 322; in 1841, 302; and in 1851, 299 souls. The manor of Adderstone was anciently the property of the Forsters, who had a seat here, but in 1763 it was transferred to John Wm. Bacon, Esq., by whom Adderstone Hall was erected, and subsequently came into the possession of John Pratt, Esq., of Bell's Hill, in this township. Adderstone Hall is at present unoccupied. Twizell house, the seat of P. Selby, Esq., J.P., is a fine mansion, and not more remarkable for its exterior appearance and situation, than for the beautiful museum which it contains. This township is intersected by the York, Newcastle, and Berwick Railway."

Adderston was a township in the ancient parish of Bamburgh and included the hamlet of Bellshill. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Belford Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed into the parish of Adderstone with Lucker.

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