BEDLINGTON , anurban
See also:district of
See also:Northumberland, England, within the
See also:borough of
See also:Morpeth, 5 M . S.E. of that
See also:town on a branch of the
See also:North Eastern railway . Pop . (19o1) 18,766 . It lies on high ground above the
See also:Blyth, 22 m. above its mouth . The
See also:church of St
See also:Cuthbert shows
See also:good transitional Norman details . Its dedication recalls the transportation of the
See also:body of the saintly
See also:bishop of Lindisfarne from its
See also:shrine at Durham by the monks of that foundation to Lindisfarne, when in fear of attack from
See also:William the Conqueror . They rested here with the
See also:coffin . The
See also:modern growth of the town is attributable to the valuable collieries of the neighbour-
See also:hood, and to manufactures of nails and chains . It is one of the most populous
See also:mining centres in the
See also:county . On the south
See also:bank of the river is the township and urban district of Cowper (pop . 17,879), with collieries and
See also:coal is shipped from this point by river .
Bedlington (Betlingtun) and the hamlets belonging to it were bought by Cutheard, bishop of Durham, between 900 and 915, and although locally situated in the county of Northumberland became
See also:part of the county palatine of Durham over which Bishop Walcher was granted royal rights by William the Conqueror . When these rights were taken from Cuthbert Tunstall, bishop of Durham, in 1536, Bedlington among his other
See also:property lost its
See also:special privileges, but was confirmed to, him in 1541 with the other property of his predecessors . Together with the other lands of the see of Durham, Bedlington was made over to the ecclesiastical commissioners in 1866 . Bedlingtonshire was made part of Northumberland for
See also:civil purposes by acts of parliament in 1832 and 1844 .
BEDLAM, or BETHLEHEM HOSPITAL
WILLIAM BEDLOE (1650-1680)
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