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Hallington, Northumberland

Historical Description

Hallington, a township in St John Lee parish, Northumberland, near the Roman wall, 10 miles NNE of Hexham. It has a post office under Corbridge (R.S.O.); money order office, Matfen; telegraph office, Capheaton. Acreage, 1713;. population, 76. This place was anciently called Halydon; it disputes with St Oswalds being the Hefon Felth or Heaven Field of Bede, so called from a famous battle won by King Oswald in 675; it belonged anciently to Hexham priory, and it had a beacon tower on a curious hill called Hangingshaws. Sir J. M. Errington, Bart., is lord of the manor.

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 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hallington 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 districtNE19
Post TownNewcastle Upon Tyne