Place:Chathill, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.532°N 1.708°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoEllingham, Northumberland, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Bamburgh Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient division in which it was located
Belford Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Ellingham, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Chathill is a village in Northumberland, in England. It is about 9 miles (14 km) north of Alnwick and 3 miles (5 km) inland from the North Sea coast. It is served by Chathill railway station. It is on the main road serving Seahouses and the northern coast.

Chathill is home to Preston Pele Tower, built between 1392 and 1399. One of its former owners was Sir Guiscard Harbottle of Beamish, who was killed at the Battle of Flodden (1513), who was also an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales. The tower has a clock, installed in 1864, which features mechanisms similar to Big Ben.

Historically, Chathill was a township in the ancient parish of Ellingham. From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Belford Rural District. In 1955 it was abolished as a civil parish and was absorbed back into Ellingham.

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  • Northumberland Archives previously known as Northumberland Collections Service and Northumberland County Record Office. Now based within Woodhorn Museum in Ashington and providing free access to numerous records for local and family historians alike.
Full postal address: Museum and Northumberland Archives, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF; Phone: 01670 624455
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