Place:Chillingham, Northumberland, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates55.527°N 1.904°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoGlendale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Glendale Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Hebburn (near Wooler), Northumberland, Englandcivil parish which it absorbed in 1955
Berwick upon Tweed District, Northumberland, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Chillingham is a village and former civil parish in Northumberland, England. It is situated approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) to the east of Wooler, south of Chatton. At the 2011 Census the population was less than 100. Detailed [census] information is included in the parish of Bewick (created in 1955 and which Chillingham joined in the 21st century).

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

"CHILLINGHAM, a township and a parish in Glendale [registration] district, Northumberland. The township lies on the river Till, 4½ miles ESE of Wooler, and 7¼ WSW of Lucker [railway] station. Population: 147. Houses: 30.
"The parish includes also the townships of Hebburn and Newton. Post town: Chatton, under Belford. Acres: 4,929. Real property: £4,354. Population: 328. Houses: 66. The property all belongs to the Earl of Tankerville. Chillingham Castle, the Earl's seat, is a heavy structure, of the time of Elizabeth; and contains portraits of Bacon, Burleigh, Buckingham, Charles I., and James II. The park is large and beautiful; and contains a herd of wild white cattle, with black noses, known as the white Scottish bison. A circular British camp, called Roscastle, is in the park; and the Hurlestone cross, erected in memory of Sir Ralph Percy, who fell here in a skirmish in 1463, is near the village. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value: £340. Patron: the Bishop of Durham. The church is good; and contains an alabaster tomb of the Greys of Wark."

Chillingham was an ancient parish in the Glendale Ward of Northumberland, and the name of one of the townships in the ancient parish. When it became a civil parish, the other two townships, Hebburn (near Wooler) (also called Hepburn) and Newtown (near Wooler), also became separate civil parishes. From 1894 until 1974 the parish was part of Glendale Rural District. In 1955 the parish of Hebburn (near Wooler) was absorbed back into Chillingham. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Chillingham became part of the Berwick upon Tweed District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority. Chillingham has since been absorbed into Bewick.

Research Tips

  • 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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