Place:Wreighill, Northumberland, England

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NameWreighill
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.303°N 2.047°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoRothbury, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Coquetdale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Hepple, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog


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

"WREIGHILL, a township in Rothbury parish, Northumberland , 5¼ miles W of Rothbury. Acres: 411. Population: 13. Houses: 3. This place was once populous; but it suffered fearful devastation, first by an incursion of moss-troopers in 1412, next by a visitation of the place [plague] in 1665."

Wreighill was a township in the ancient parish of Rothbury and became a separate civil parish in 1866. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed into the parish of Hepple.

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