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Capheaton, Northumberland

Historical Description

Capheaton, a village and a township in Kirkwhelpington parish, Northumberland, near the Wansbeck Valley railway,. 7½ miles N of the Roman Wall, and 11 WSW of Morpeth. The nearest station is Hexham, on the N.E.R. The village has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Acreage, 2318; population, 202. Capheaton Castle, once a border stronghold, dates from 1267; was rebuilt in 1668 upon a new site, and is the seat of the Swinburne family. Roman coins and silver vessels have been found.

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 parishKirk Whelpington 
Poor Law unionCastle ward 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Capheaton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE19
Post TownNewcastle Upon Tyne