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Houghton and Close House, Northumberland

Historical Description

Houghton and Close House, a township in Heddon-on-the-Wall parish, Northumberland, near the Roman wall, 8½ miles W by N of Newcastle-on-Tyne, and 3 from Wylam station on the N.E.E. Acreage, 617; population, 217. Post, money order, and telegraph office, Wylam (E.S.O.) Close-House belonged to the Eatcliffes and passed to the Bewicks.

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 parishHeddon on the Wall 
Poor Law unionCastle ward 

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.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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