Place:East Brunton, Northumberland, England

NameEast Brunton
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoGosforth, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Castle Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Castle Ward Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Hazlerigg, 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 East Brunton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BRUNTON (East and West), two townships in Gosforth parish, Northumberland; 4 miles N of Newcastle. Acres: 953 and 1,134. Populations: 134 and 128. Houses: 25 and 24. Coal of superior quality exists here; but has, in great measure, been worked out."

East Brunton was a township in the ancient parish of Gosforth and became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of Castle Ward Rural District. In 1935 part of East Brunton was absorbed back into Gosforth. In 1955 the remainder of the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed into the newly formed parish of Hazlerigg.

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