Bywell St Peter, Northumberland Family History Guide

Bywell St Peter is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Stelling, Newton Hall, Newton, Newlands, Millshield, High Fotherley, High Fortherley, Healy, Healey, Espershiels, Espershields with Millshield, Espershields, East Acomb, Bywell, Broomley, Bearl, and Apperley.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1663
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1762

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist, Roman Catholic

Parishes adjacent to Bywell St Peter

  • Bywell St Andrew
  • Whittonstall
  • Blanchland
  • Ovingham
  • Slaley
  • Corbridge
  • Stamfordham
  • Ebchester
  • Benfieldside
  • Shotley
  • Edmondbyers
  • Mickley

Historical Descriptions of Bywell St Peter

Bywell St Peter

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BYWELL-ST. PETER, a township and a parish in Hexham district, Northumberland. The township includes part of Bywell village. Pop., 94. Houses, 20. The parish includes also the townships of Whittonstall, Newlands, Espershields, Healy, High Fortherley, Broomley, Apperley, Stelling, Newton, and Newton Hall; extends southward to the river Derwent at the boundary with Durham; and is nearly 8 miles long and 5 miles broad. Post Town, Stocksfield, Northumberland. Acres. 17,784. Real property, £9,296. Pop., 1,574. Houses, 288. The property is divided among a few. Much of the land in the south is high and poor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £300. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church has a square tower, and is good. The p. curacy of Whittonstall is a separate charge.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

East Acomb

Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom Capper 1808

Acomb East, a small hamlet belonging to the parish of Bywell, St. Peter's, Tindal ward, Northumberland, 3 miles from Corbridge, and 275 from London; containing only 4 houses and 23 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom. Benjamin Pitts Capper. 1808.

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County: Northumberland
Civil Registration District: Hexham
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Durham
Rural Deanery: Corbridge
Poor Law Union: Hexham
Hundred: Tynedale Ward
Province: York