Place:Hesley Hurst, Northumberland, England

NameHesley Hurst
Alt namesHesleyhurstsource: alternate spelling
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.272°N 1.863°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
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 Hesleyhurst from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"HESLEY-HURST, a township in Rothbury parish, Northumberland; 3½ miles SE of Rothbury. Acres: 659. Population: 39. Houses: 8. Coal and ironstone are found."

Hesleyhurst was a township in the ancient parish of Rothbury and became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Rothbury Rural District. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Hesleyhurst became part of the Alnwick District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority. Hesley Hurst or Hesleyhurst remains as a civil parish today.

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