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Bedlingtonshire is an area in north east England, consisting solely of the parish of Bedlington. It was an urban district in the county of Northumberland from 1894. Between 1 April 1974 and 31 March 2009, it formed part of the Wansbeck local government district.
It was anciently an exclave of County Durham after being purchased for the Bishopric of Lindisfarne between 900 and 915, but became part of the jurisdiction of Northumberland in 1844 under the Counties (Detached Parts) Act 1844.
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