- source: Family History Library Catalog
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Hepburn from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "HEBBURN, or HEPBURN, a township in Chillingham parish, Northumberland; 5 miles SE of Wooler. Population: 77. Houses: 19. Hebburn Wood is a maze of birches, ferns, and rock; Hebburn Crags are crowned with an ancient camp; and Hebburn Tower, within a gate of Chillingham Park, is a good old peel, with a fine pointed window. Limestone is quarried."
Hepburn was originally a township in the ancient parish of Chillingham, Northumberland. It became a separate civil parish in 1866, but in 1955 it was abolished and absorbed back into Chillingham.
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