Place:Glanton, Northumberland, England

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NameGlanton
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.424°N 1.883°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoWhittingham, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Coquetdale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Hedgeley, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog


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  Glanton is a small rural village, in the county of Northumberland, England. Historically, Glanton was a relatively industrial village , although in recent years the level of industry has declined. Agriculture now dominates the surrounding area.


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

"GLANTON, a village and a township in Whittingham parish, Northumberland. The village stands 2 miles N of Whittingham, and 8 W of Alnwick; contains some handsome houses; and has a post office under Alnwick, and a Presbyterian church. The township comprises 1,329 acres. Population: 619. Houses: 134. Glanton House is the seat of F. J. Collingwood, Esq. Glanton Pike is a 1ofty eminence, and was anciently a beacon station, to alarm the country in times of danger. There is a petrifying spring. Several stone coffins and urns, with ancient British weapons, were found, in 1716, near Deer-street."

Glanton was a township in the ancient parish of Whittingham and became a separate civil parish in 1866. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed into the parish of Hedgeley.

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