Acomb (West), a township in the parish of St. John Lee; 1¾ miles north-east from Hexham. The Newcastle and Carlisle railway passes in the immediate neighbourhood of this township. Pop., in 1801, 532; in 1831, 523. Poor rates, in 1837, £57.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.