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     ALSTON-MOOR. See ALDSTONE-MOOR, Cumberland.
     ALDSTON-MOOR, a parish and market town in Leath ward, Cumberland, 302 miles from London; contains 316 houses and 3626 inhabitants. The town stands on a hill, at the bottom of which runs the river Tyne, over which is a stone bridge. This is the most mountainous and romantic part of the borders of Northumberland. The environs abound with lead mines. The nearest post town is Hexham, distant 11 miles. It is a curacy. Market on Saturday.
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