Place:Cockle Park, Northumberland, England

NameCockle Park
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.216°N 1.684°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoBothal, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Morpeth Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Morpeth Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Hebron, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Cocklepark Tower is in the hamlet of Cockle Park, Northumberland, England some 4 miles (6 km) to the north of Morpeth.

This was a three-storied tower-house which was built in the 15th century as a hunting lodge. It was later extended by the addition of a domestic building.

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

"COCKLE-PARK, a township in Hebburn [Hebron] parochial chapelry, Northumberland; 3 miles N of Morpeth. Acres: 1,335. Population: 42. Houses: 7. Cockle Park Tower was anciently a stronghold of the Bertrams, and is machicolated."

Cockle Park was a township in the parochial chapelry and civil parish of Hebron (also known as Hebburn) within the ancient parish of Bothal. From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Morpeth Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area transferred to Hebron civil parish.

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