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Excerpt from History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland: Comprising a General Survey of the County, and a History of the Town and County of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, With Separate Historical, Statistical, and Descriptive Sketches of the Boroughs of Gateshead and Berwick-Upon-Tweed The plan of the Work embraces an introouc-roar review of the Early History of Great Britain, derived from the best accessible authorities, with especial reference to the Roman, Saxon, and Danish invasions, and exhibit ing the manners and customs of the various dominant races of the British Islands, together with interesting details respecting the Ancient Kingdoms and Provinces in England, Wales, and Scotland, the division of the Country into Shires, the ecclesiastical divisions, and the various changes which have taken place in the ancient sub-divisions of the country, the extent, popula tion and importance of the British Colonies and Maritime possessions, as also statistical details regarding the Railways of the United Kingdom with a resume of the rise and progress of trade, commerce, and manu factures. This is followed by a General History and Description of N orthumberland, its agricultural and mineral productions, roads, rivers, railways, castles, abbeys, and Monastic Institutions, before and after the time of their dissolution, together with separate Historical Sketches, and statistical descriptions of the town and county of Newcastle-upon - Tyne, and Gateshead, berwick-upon-tweed, and all the boroughs, towns, ports, parishes, townships, and hamlets in the county, their locality, territorial extent, population returns from 1801 to 1851, charitable, educational, and other Public Institutions, Churches and Chapels with their ministers, public buildings, corporate bodies, magistrates, and public emeers, courts of law, and the names of their officials, together with historical events, eminent men, picturesque scenery, curiosities, and a variety of other statistical and commercial matter, extracted from the Parliamentary Reports of the Census and Charities, and other authentic sources, - the whole constituting for this important county a faithful epitome of historical and local information. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.