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Coordinates: 55°40′44″N 1°51′43″W / 55.679°N 1.862°W / 55.679; -1.862

Islandshire is located in Northumberland

Red pog.svg Islandshire shown within Northumberland
OS grid reference NU087428
List of places: UK • England • Northumberland

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 then formed part of the borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed.[1] In 2009 the borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed was abolished as part of wider structural changes to local government in England, with the area now forming part of wider Northumberland.

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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