Place:Stelling, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.986°N 1.919°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoBywell St. Peter, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Tynedale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Hexham Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Bywell, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish to which it was transferred in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Stelling from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles of 1887:

"Stelling, township, Bywell St Peter par., Northumberland, 8 miles NE. of Hexham, 242 ac., pop. 47; contains Stelling Hall, seat."

Stelling was originally a township in the ancient parish of Bywell St. Peter. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Hexham Rural District. In 1955 it was abolished as a civil parish and its area was transferred to Bywell.

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