|Type||Township, Civil parish|
|Located in||Northumberland, England|
|See also||Bywell St. Peter, Northumberland, England||ancient parish in which it was a township|
|Tynedale Ward, Northumberland, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Hexham Rural, Northumberland, England||rural district of which it was part 1894-1955|
|Shotley Low Quarter, Northumberland, England||civil 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. From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Hexham Rural District. In 1955 it was abolished and its area transferred to the civil parish of Shotley Low Quarter.
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Categories: Northumberland, England | Whittonstall, Northumberland, England | Bywell St. Peter, Northumberland, England | Tynedale Ward, Northumberland, England | Hexham Rural, Northumberland, England | Shotley Low Quarter, Northumberland, England