Houghton, Little

HOUGHTON, LITTLE, a township, in the parish of Long Houghton, union of Alnwick, S. division of Bambrough ward, N. division of Northumberland, 3¾ miles (N. E. by E.) from Alnwick; containing, with the hamlet of Little Mill, 136 inhabitants. It is situated to the west of Howick Park, and about two miles north-west of the village of Long Houghton. Coal was wrought here upwards of a century ago, and more recently a species of coal adapted for lime-kilns; but the works have been long discontinued. Lead is found in small quantities.

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

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