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Coanwood, Northumberland

Historical Description

Coanwood, a township in Haltwhistle parish, Northumberland, 4 miles S of Haltwhistle, with a station on the N.E.R., and a post office under Carlisle; money order and telegraph office, Haltwhistle. Acreage, 3320; population, 146. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in a large colliery. There is a Wesleyan chapel and a Friends' meeting-house. Coastamoor. See COATSA-MOOR.

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

We have transcribed the entry for Coanwood 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 districtNE49
Post TownHaltwhistle