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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 The great experience which the proprietors have had during the last eighteen years, in similar undertakings for other counties - the success and approbation which have attended them - and their ready and remunerative sale. Furnish a convincing proof that they have been well estimated, and a. Guarantee for the future value of their works. As the utility of such publi cations entirely depends on their correctness, simplified arrangement, and copiousness of information, the proprietors' attention, in the compilation of the present work, has been unremittingly directed to the attainment of these objects - every town, parish, township, village, and almost every house in the county, has been visited, and neither labour nor expense spared, in order to secure accurate and authentic information. And though it would be presumptuous to expect that a volume containing such a} great body of matter, and such a diversity of subjects, could be entirely free from errors, yet it is hoped that any which may appear in the present one, will be of no material deterioration to its general utility - the pro prietors, therefore feel confident, that for general accuracy, comprehensiveness. 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.