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Warden, Northumberland

Historical Description

Warden, a parish in Northumberland, at the confluence of the rivers North Tyne and South Tyne, and near Fourstones railway station, 3½ miles WNW of Hexham. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Hexham. The parish comprises the hamlets of Fourstones and Walwick. Acreage, 3281; population of the civil parish, 910; of the ecclesiastical, 1661. Lime and coal are worked, and there is a paper mill. A circular camp is at High Warden, and a petrifying well is near the North Tyne. The living is a vicarage, united with Newbrough, in the diocese of Newcastle-on-Tyne; net value, £153 with residence. The church is partly Early English, and consists of chancel, nave, transepts, porch, and an Early Norman tower. It was restored in 1869, and in 1889 was repaired and the chancel rebuilt. There is a small Primitive Methodist chapel, and at Fourstones is a mission chapel built in 1892.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishWarden St. Michael 
Poor Law unionHexham 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE46
Post TownHexham