Place:Twizell in Morpeth, Northumberland, England

NameTwizell in Morpeth
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.103°N 1.749°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoMorpeth, 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
Whalton, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There are two places named Twizell in Northumberland, England. The other is named Twizell (near Norham) and is much further north in what was Norhamshire and the Norham and Islandshires Rural District. It is now part of the civil parish of Norham.

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

"TWIZELL, a township in Morpeth parish, Northumberland; 8 miles SW by S of Morpeth. Acres: 758. Population: 52. Houses: 10."

Twizell in Morpeth was a township in the ancient parish of Morpeth in Northumberland and became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of Castle Ward Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed into the parish of Whalton.

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