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Blenkinsopp, Northumberland

Historical Description

Blenkinsopp, a township in Haltwhistle parish, Northumberland, about 2 miles from Haltwhistle station on the Newcastle and Carlisle railway. It has a post office at Greenhead. Acreage, 2487; population, 694. The castle is the ruin of a strong square tower, erected in 1339, the ancient seat of the Blenkinsopps, noted for their Border feuds, and Blenkinsopp Hall is now the property of the Joicey family, who are the chief landowners. A Roman altar was found in 1720, and an inscription to Ceres in 1816. Coal is worked.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthumberland 
Civil parishHaltwhistle 
Poor Law unionHaltwhistle 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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