Place:Whittonstall, Northumberland, England

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NameWhittonstall
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.911°N 1.894°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoBywell St. Peter, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Tynedale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Shotley Low Quarter, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish to which it was transferred in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"WHITTONSTALL, a township-chapelry in Bywell-St. Peter parish, Northumberland; 3¼ miles N NW of Shotley-Bridge, and 3½ SSW of Stocksfield [railway] station. Post town: Stocksfield, Northumberland. Acres: 1,968. Population: 219. Houses: 39. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Durham. Value: £45. Patrons: the Trustees of Lord Crewe. The church was built in 1832."

Whittonstall was originally a township in the ancient parish of Bywell St. Peter. It became a separate civil parish in 1866, but in 1955 it was abolished and its area transferred to the civil parish of Shotley Low Quarter.

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