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Cocklaw, Northumberland

Historical Description

Cocklaw, a township in St Oswald-in-Lee ecclesiastical parish, Northumberland, near the Roman wall and the North Tyne river, 4¼ miles N of Hexham, and 1 mile from Chollerton station on the North British railway. Post town, Wall; money order and telegraph office, Humshaugh. Acreage, 3764;. population, 154. Cocklaw Tower here, now a ruin, was the seat of the Erringtons. The church of St Oswald is in this township. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle; net value, £146, in the gift of W. B. Beaumont, Esq.

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 
Poor Law unionHexham 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE46
Post TownHexham