Place:Hollinghill, Northumberland, England

Alt namesHellinghillsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.245°N 1.955°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoRothbury, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Coquetdale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Rothbury Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Fallowlees, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish which it absorbed in 1955
Greenleighton, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish which it absorbed in 1955
Harwood, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish which it absorbed in 1955
Alnwick District, Northumberland, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"HOLLINGHILL, or HELLINGHILL, a township in Rothbury parish, Northumberland; 3¼ miles S of Rothbury. Acres: 5,264. Population: 109. Houses: 20. "

Hollinghill was a township in the ancient parish of Rothbury and became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1974 it was part of Rothbury Rural District. In 1955 it absorbed the neighbouring parishes of Fallowlees, Greenleighton and Harwood. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Hollinghill became part of the Alnwick District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority.

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