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Blanchland, Northumberland

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Blanchland, Northumberland

Blanchland is a model village in Northumberland, England, on the County Durham boundary. Set beside the river in a wooded section of the Derwent valley, Blanchland is an attractive small village in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Blanchland was formed out of the medieval Blanchland Abbey property by Nathaniel Crew, 3rd Baron Crew, the Bishop of Durham, 1674-1722. It is a conservation village, largely built of stone from the remains of the 12th century Abbey.
Post townCONSETT
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNY9650
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01434

Blanchland, Northumberland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Blanchland, township, Shotley par., Northumberland, on r. Derwent, 9 m. SE. of Hexham, 5006 ac., pop. 293; P.O., T.O.; has remains of an ahbey of the 12th century, part of which is still used as the church.

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