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Bedlington, Northumberland

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Bedlington, Northumberland

Bedlington is a town in Northumberland, to the north of the Tyne and Wear urban area. It lies 10 miles north of Newcastle and 4.5 miles southeast of the county town of Morpeth. Other nearby places include Ashington to the north northeast, Blyth to the east and Cramlington to the south. The parish of Bedlington constituted the historic exclave of County Durham called Bedlingtonshire. It is famous for giving its name to a breed of dog - the Bedlington Terrier.
Post townBEDLINGTON
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyN'thumb, pre-1844 in det pt of Durham
OS GridNZ2681
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01670
Population15,400
 

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

Bedlington.-- par. and township with ry. sta., S. Northumberland, on river Blyth, 5 miles SE. of Morpeth, 8436 ac., pop. 14,510; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; has coal mines, iron-works, chain and nail making.

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