Place:Newbiggin in Shotley, Northumberland, England

NameNewbiggin in Shotley
Alt namesNewbigginsource: local name
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.842°N 2.076°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoShotley High Quarter, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Tynedale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Blanchland, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1887
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There are three Newbiggins in Northumberland, one in County Durham, three in Westmorland and one in the North Riding of Yorkshire. All have been renamed to indicate their location.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Newbiggin in Shotley from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"NEWBIGGIN, a township in Shotley [High Quarter] parish, Northumberland; on the river Derwent at the boundary with Durham, 9½ miles S by E of Hexham. Acres: 2,056. Population: 69. Houses: 10. The property belongs to the Rev. D. Capper."

Newbiggin in Shotley was originally a township in the ancient parish of Shotley High Quarter (later known as Blanchland. It became a separate civil parish in 1866, but in 1887 it was absorbed into Blanchland.

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