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Hartburn, Northumberland

Historical Description

Hartburn, a village, a township, and a parish in Northumberland. The township lies on the river Hart, 2 miles N of Angerton station on the North British railway, and 8 miles W of Morpeth, and it has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Morpeth. Acreage of the township, 109; population, 25; of the ecclesiastical parish, 505. The parish contains also the townships of Hartburn Grange, Whitridge, Todridge, North Middleton, South Middleton, Highlaws, Corridge, Low Angerton, High Angerton, East Thornton, West Thomton, Long Witton. Most of the land is in pasture. Coal, limestone, and lead-ore are found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle; net value, £464 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient, but has recently been restored, and is in very good order; has a square Early English tower, with two pre-Reformation bells; and contains a tablet to Hodgson the historian of Northumberland, a monument by Chantrey to Lady Bradford, and several memorial windows. Hodgson .and Archdeacon Sharp were vicars, and tlie latter built a quaint Gothic tower, used as a school until the school was built, and now used as the school-house.

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 unionCastle ward 

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Land and Property

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE61
Post TownMorpeth