Place:Darras Hall, Northumberland, England

NameDarras Hall
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.036°N 1.763°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoPonteland, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Castle Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Castle Ward Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Ponteland, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Darras Hall is an upland estate of Ponteland in Northumberland, England, occupying an outer part of the village centred 7.4 miles (11.9 km) northwest of Newcastle upon Tyne.

It is separated by a green buffer from Newcastle International Airport which is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the east. Nearby traditional villages are Heddon on the Wall, Throckley and Gosforth. Newcastle upon Tyne is accessed on the A696 or by bus to the airport, which has an express railway station or directly to the city centre. In the 2011 UK census Darras Hall (which is not a specific census sector) had a population of about 1500 people.

Darras Hall was a township in the ancient parish of Ponteland and became a separate civil parish in 1866. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed back into the parish of Ponteland. John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72 quoted a population of 15.

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