Place:Choppington, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Settlement
Coordinates55.165°N 1.601°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     (1844 - )
Also located inDurham, England     ( - 1844)
See alsoBedlington, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township and later civil parish in which in was located
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Choppington is a village in Northumberland, in England. It is situated a short distance to the southeast of Morpeth, and north of Bedlington. It was at one time part of the three big mid-Northumberland collieries (Ashington, Bomarsund and Choppington). Older people will tell you that they worked at A, B or C.

The population of Choppington in the UK census of 2011 was 9,787.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Choppington from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"CHOPPINGTON, a township and a chapelry in Bedlington parish, Northumberland. The township lies on the river Wansbeck, and on the Morpeth and Blyth railway, 3¼ miles ESE of Morpeth; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Morpeth. The chapelry was constituted in 1862. Population: about 3, 000. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value: £200. The church was built in 1867, at a cost of £1,950."

Choppington was originally a township in Bedlington parish. The whole of Bedlington parish was in County Durham until 1844 when it came under the control of Northumberland county which previously governed all of the surrounding area. Choppington did not become a civil parish, but remained a part of the civil parish of Bedlington.

Research Tips

  • 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
There is a branch office in Berwick upon Tweed.
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