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Halton, Northumberland

Historical Description

Halton, a township and a chapelry in Corbridge parish, Northumberland. The township lies on the Roman wall, adjacent to "Watling Street, 5 miles NE of Hexham, and 3 from Corbridge station on the N.E.R. Post town, Corbridge. Acreage, 841; population, 59. Halton Castle, half a mile S of the Roman wall, belonged to the Haltons, passed to the Carnabys, belongs now to the lord of the manor, who is sole landowner. A Jacobean farmhouse is attached to it, and has some Roman mouldings and a weathered sculpture, which probably was part of a sepulchral slab. A small old church is near the castle, and appears, like the castle, to have been built chiefly of Roman stones. Halton Chesters, on the Roman wall, was the station Hunnum, occupied by the Ala Sabiniana, covering an area of 4½ acres, but is now so obliterated that even an antiquary who has not been forewarned might pass through it without recognising it; yet so late as 1827, when the last portion of it was subjected to the plough, it was found to contain numerous substructions of very carefully built masonry. The chapelry includes also Halton Shields and is annexed to the vicarage of Corbridge in the diocese of Newcastle.

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 parishCorbridge 
Poor Law unionHexham 

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 districtNE45
Post TownCorbridge