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Thirlwall, Northumberland

Historical Description

Thirlwall, a township in Greenhead parish, Northumberland, 4 miles WNW of Haltwhistle station on the N.E.R. Post town, Carlisle; money order and telegraph office, Gilsland railway station. Acreage, 8016; population, 600. Thirlwall Castle belonged to the Thirlwalls, gave a night's lodging to Edward I., passed to the Swinburnes and the Howards, and is now reduced to a gloomy ruin.

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 parishHaltwhistle 
Poor Law unionHaltwhistle 

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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