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Chatton, Northumberland

Historical Description

Chatton, a township, a village, and a parish in Northumberland, on the river Till, 5 miles E of Wooler, and 4½ from Ilderton station on a branch of the N.E. R. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office under Belford. Acreage, 17,335; population, 1145. The parish comprises Cold-martin, Fowberry, Hazelrigg, Hetton, Hetton House, Horton, the township of Weetwood and the hamlet of Lyham. There are several limestone quarries in the vicinity. Fowberry Tower, standing in a park of 150 acres, is the seat of the Culley family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle; net value, £3 61 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Northumberland, who is also lord of the manor and chief landowner. Tho church is very good. There is also a Presbyterian chapel.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishChatton Holy Cross 
Poor Law unionGlendale 

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Land and Property

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE66
Post TownAlnwick