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Whittingham, Northumberland

Historical Description

Whittingham, a village, a township, and a parish in Northumberland. The township lies 8 miles W by S of Alnwick, with a station on the N.E.R., a good inn, and a post and money order office under Glanton (R.S.O.); telegraph office at the railway station. Acreage, 6216; population, 481. A vaulted peel tower of the 14th century is here, and has been converted into almshouses. The parish contains other townships. The Earl of Ravensworth is lord of the manor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle-on-Tyne; net value, £446 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church was much altered in 1842, is in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, transepts, and western tower. There is a Roman Catholic chapel.

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 parishWhittingham St. Bartholomew 
Poor Law unionRothbury 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE66
Post TownAlnwick