HIGHAM-DYKES, a township, in the parish of Ponteland, union, and W. division, of Castle ward, S. division of Northumberland, 10 miles (N. W.) from Newcastle-upon-Tyne; containing 20 inhabitants. It is situated on the Kirk-Whelpington road, about three miles north-west from Ponteland, and comprises 219 acres. There is a pleasant mansion-house well sheltered by flourishing trees. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £31. 12., payable to Merton College, Oxford, and the vicarial for £3. 1. 6.