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Chollerton, Northumberland

Historical Description

Chollerton, a township and a parish in Northumberland. The township lies on the North Tyne river and the North British railway, adjacent to the Roman wall, 6½ miles NNW of Hexham, and has a station on the railway. The parish contains also the villages of Barrasford, which has a post and money order office (R.S.O.), Colwell, Great Swinburn, Gun-nerton, Tone, and Chipchase. Acreage, 14,149; population of the civil parish, 1097; of the ecclesiastical, 1010. Swinburn and Chipchase are modern seats on the site of ancient castles. Swinburn is the seat of the Riddell family, and Chipchase of the Taylor family. A victory was obtained in the south at the Roman wall in 635 by King Oswald over Ceadwallon. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle; gross value, £374 with residence. The church is good, and was restored in 1875. A coal pit is worked here.

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 parishChollerton St. Giles 
Poor Law unionHexham 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE46
Post TownHexham