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Glanton, Northumberland

Historical Description

Glanton, a village and a township in Whittingham parish,. Northumberland. The village stands 2 miles N of Whittingham, and 9 W of Alnwick, with a station on the N.E.R.; contains some handsome houses; and has a head post office (R.S.O.), and a Presbyterian church. The township comprises 1392 acres; population, 525. Glanton Pike House is the seat of the Collingwood family. Glanton Pike is a lofty eminence, and was anciently a beacon station to alarm the country in times of danger. There is a petrifying spring. Several stone coffins and urns, with ancient British weapons½ were found va.1716 near Deer Street.

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 parishWhittingham 
Poor Law unionAlnwick 

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.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE66
Post TownAlnwick