Islandshire was a region in
England, centred around Lindisfarneor Holy Island, including many villages on the mainland. It formed part of the Norham and Islandshires Rural Districtfrom 1894until 1974, and now forms part of the borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed. [ [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10002709 Norham and Islandshires RD Northumberland through time | Administrative history of Local Government District: hierarchies, boundaries ] ]
It is historically associated with the
Bishop of Durham, and was considered an exclaveof County Durham. It was transferred to the jurisdiction of Northumberlandby the Counties (Detached Parts) Act 1844, becoming a hundred.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Islandshire — … Useful english dictionary
County Durham — For other uses, see Durham County (disambiguation). County Durham … Wikipedia
Norhamshire — was an exclave of County Durham in England. It was first mentioned in 995, when it formed part of the lands of the priory at Lindisfarne. When the lands north of the River Tees were partitioned into Northumberland and County Durham it, along with … Wikipedia
Counties (Detached Parts) Act 1844 — The Counties (Detached Parts) Act 1844 Parliament of the United Kingdom Long title An Act to annex detached Parts of Counties to the Counties in which they are situated. Statute book ch … Wikipedia
County Palatine of Durham — The County Palatine of Durham was an area in the North of England that was controlled by the Bishop of Durham. Contents 1 Liberty of Durham 2 Norman Reorganisation 3 St Cuthbert and the haliwerfolc … Wikipedia
Lindisfarne — For other uses, see Lindisfarne (disambiguation). Coordinates: 55°40′37″N 1°47′42″W / 55.677°N 1.795°W / 55.677; 1.795 … Wikipedia
Shire — A shire is an administrative division of Great Britain and Australia. The first shires were created by the Anglo Saxons in what is now central and southern England. Shires were controlled by a royal official known as a shire reeve or sheriff.… … Wikipedia
County — Not to be confused with Country. For other uses, see County (disambiguation). A county is a jurisdiction of local government in certain modern nations. Historically in mainland Europe, the original French term, comté, and its equivalents in other … Wikipedia
Northumberland — For other places with this name, see Northumberland (disambiguation). Northumberland … Wikipedia
Ancroft — infobox UK place country = England static static image caption= latitude= 55.69 longitude= 02.00 official name =Ancroft population = shire district= Berwick upon Tweed shire county= Northumberland region= North East England constituency… … Wikipedia