Place:Birtley, Durham, England

Alt namesBarley Mowsource: settlement in parish
Portobellosource: settlement in parish
Vigosource: settlement in parish
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates54.9°N 1.567°W
Located inDurham, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inTyne and Wear, England     (1974 - )
See alsoChester le Street, Durham, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Chester Ward, Durham, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Chester le Street Rural, Durham, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Borough of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, Englandmetropolitan district covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

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Birtley has been since 1974 a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, in the County of Tyne and Wear, England. It is situated to the south of Gateshead and is physically linked to Chester le Street across the County Durham boundary lines. Until 1974, Birtley and the adjoining areas of Barley Mow, Vigo and Portobello were part of the old Chester le Street Rural District. Since 1974, these neighbouring areas have been considered part of 'greater' Birtley. Birtley was a civil parish with a parish council (which also covered the adjoining neighbourhoods) until April 1, 2006 after a local referendum agreed to abolish it. The former parish had a population of 11,377 in the UK census of 2011.

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