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Hepburn or Hebburn, Northumberland

Historical Description

Hepburn or Hebburn, a hamlet and a township in Chillingham parish, Northumberland, 5 miles SE of Wooler. Post town, Alnwick; money order and telegraph office, Chatton. Acreage, 2106; population, 75. Hebbum Wood is a maze of birches, ferns, and rock; Hebbum Crags are crowned with an ancient camp; and Hebbum Tower, within a gate of Chil-lingham Park, is a good old peel, with a fine pointed window. Limestone is quarried.

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 parishChillingham 
Poor Law unionGlendale 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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