Gunnerton, with Chipchase

GUNNERTON, with Chipchase, a township, in the parish of Chollerton, union of Hexham, N. E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 8½ miles (N. by W.) from Hexham; containing 372 inhabitants. The manor, with lands appurtenant, was a portion of the munificent grant of the Conqueror to the Umfravilles, from whom it passed in succession to the families of Swinburne, Fenwick, Blacket, and Bird. The village is situated on the east side of the bourne to which it gives name. The vicarial tithes have been commuted for £54. 16. 4., and the impropriate for £21. 19. Here was a chapel, but not the slightest vestige of it is now visible. There are traces of a Roman encampment, and a large barrow called Money-hill, where coins have frequently been found.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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