|Type||Township, Civil parish|
|Located in||Northumberland, England|
|See also||Heddon on the Wall, Northumberland, England||ancient parish in which it was a township|
|Castle Ward, Northumberland, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Castle Ward Rural, Northumberland, England||rural district of which it was part 1894-1955|
|Heddon on the Wall, Northumberland, England||civil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of West Heddon from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "HEDDON (West), a township in Heddon-on-the-Wall parish, Northumberland; adjacent to Heddon-onthe-Wall township. Acres: 338. Population: 36. Houses: 7. A row of houses here was inhabited by French emigrants, during the revolution; and was afterwards used as a workhouse."
West Heddon was originally a township in the ancient parish of Heddon on the Wall. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of Castle Ward Rural District. In 1955 it has returned to being part of Heddon on the Wall.
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