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Gallow Hill, Northumberland

Historical Description

Gallow Hill, a township in Bolam parish, Northumberland, near Watling Street, 7½ miles WSW of Morpeth, and 1½ mile from Meldon station on the North British railway. Acreage, 628; population, 71. Lord Decies is lord of the manor and sole landowner. This was formerly the place of execution for the barony of Bolam, whence its name.

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 parishBolam 
Poor Law unionCastle ward 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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