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Nafferton, Northumberland

Historical Description

Nafferton, a township in Ovingham parish, Northumberland, near the Roman wall, 7 miles from Hexham station on the N.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Stocksfield. Acreage, 814; population, 73. Nafferton Castle was built out of materials of the Roman wall by Sir Philip D'Ulecote, in the time of King John, and consists of a keep 20 feet square, and two outer baileys.

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 parishOvingham 
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.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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