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Whalton, Northumberland

Historical Description

Whalton, a village, a township, and a parish in Northumberland, 2 miles SE of S of Meldon station on the North British railway, and 6 W by S of Morpeth, with a post and money order office under Newcastle-upon-Tyne; telegraph office, Belsay. Acreage of township, 2126; population, 361; of the ecclesiastical parish, 498. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The parish comprises the townships of Newham, Ogle, and Riplington. There are traces of a Roman camp, and slight remains of Ogle Castle. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Newcastle-on-Tyne; gross value, £642 with residence. The church was restored in 1876, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and an embattled western tower. There are reading-rooms and a library.

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 
Poor Law unionCastle ward 

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Land and Property

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE61
Post TownMorpeth