Place:Chatton, Northumberland, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates55.547°N 1.914°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoGlendale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Doddington, Northumberland, Englandchapelry in the ancient parish until 1775
Glendale Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Berwick upon Tweed District, Northumberland, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Chatton is a village in Northumberland, England. It is roughly 6 km (3.7 mi) to the east of Wooler. The population, according to the 2011 UK census, was 338.

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

"CHATTON, a parish in Glendale [registration] district, Northumberland; on the river Till, 4½ miles E of Wooler, and 6¾ WSW of Lucker [railway] station. It has a post office under Belford. Acres: 17,090. Real property: £14,922. Population: 1,651. Houses: 310. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value: £480. Patron: the Duke of Northumberland. The church is very good."

Chatton was originally an ancient parish in the Glendale Ward of Northumberland. Doddington was a chapelry that became a separate ancient parish in 1775. From 1894 until 1974 the parish was part of Glendale Rural District. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Chatton became part of the Berwick upon Tweed District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority. Chatton remains as a civil parish today.

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  • Northumberland Archives previously known as Northumberland Collections Service and Northumberland County Record Office. Now based within Woodhorn Museum in Ashington and providing free access to numerous records for local and family historians alike.
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