Islandshire


Islandshire

Islandshire was a region in England, centred around Lindisfarne or Holy Island, including many villages on the mainland. It formed part of the Norham and Islandshires Rural District from 1894 until 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 exclave of County Durham. It was transferred to the jurisdiction of Northumberland by the Counties (Detached Parts) Act 1844, becoming a hundred.

It consisted of the parishes of Ancroft, Belford, Elwick, Holy Island, Kyloe and Tweedmouth.

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