Cambois Fishing Fleet
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
According to earlier scholarship, the etymology of the name is probably Gaelic cambas 'bay, creek'. However, the name could equally be from the Cumbric cognate of cambas, *camas 'bend in a river, bay', which would fit with Cambois's location at the confluence of Sleek Burn and the River Blyth. In either case, the spelling seems to have been influenced by French bois 'wood'.
Cambois is now closely related to the area known as North Blyth. The main commercial activity was the importation of alumina for the manufacture of aluminium at Lynemouth, but that smelter has now closed. Alumina is still imported and moved by rail to the smelter at Lochaber, near Fort William on the west coast of Scotland.
In 1883, the Coal Company gave a list of the property it owned, or leased:
|North Blyth Staithes||7 houses|
|Mr Moore, colliery Manager||1 house|
|Mood & Scott||2 houses|
|Stable Cottage||1 house|
|Schoolmaster's House (at Boca Chica)||1 house|
|Sea View||12 houses|
|Quality Row||18 houses|
|Sinker's Row||20 houses|
|Chapel Row||20 houses|
|Mawburn Terrace||30 houses|
|Gee's Houses||30 houses|
|Bridge Street||40 houses|
|Boca Chica||46 houses|
|Boat House Terrace||46 houses|
|Mr Freeman||5 houses|
|New Cottages||18 houses|
|Institute Row||3 houses|
- Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 81 Alnwick & Morpeth (Rothbury & Amble) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2014. ISBN 9780319242094.
- "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
- Bethany Fox, 'The P-Celtic Place-Names of North-East England and South-East Scotland', The Heroic Age, 10 (2007), http://www.heroicage.org/issues/10/fox.html (appendix at http://www.heroicage.org/issues/10/fox-appendix.html); "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 February 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Bethany Fox, 'The P-Celtic Place-Names of North-East England and South-East Scotland', The Heroic Age, 10 (2007), http://www.heroicage.org/issues/10/fox.html (appendix at http://www.heroicage.org/issues/10/fox-appendix.html).
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