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Belsay, Northumberland

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Belsay, Northumberland

Belsay is a village in Northumberland, England. It is situated about 5 miles to the north-west of Ponteland on the A696 which links the village with Newcastle upon Tyne and Jedburgh. Scottish nobleman and doctor John de Strivelyn was granted the manor around 1340 by Edward III. On his death, the estate passed to his daughter, who was married to Sir John Middleton, and has remained with the Middleton family since. Belsay is home to Belsay Castle, a fine medieval castle, and to Belsay Hall.
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNZ1078
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01661

Other names by which Belsay, Northumberland has been known in the past


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

Belsay, township, Bolam par., S. Northumberland, 7 miles SW. of Morpeth, 2542 ac., pop. 392; P.O., T.O.

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