Place:Coldcoats, Northumberland, England

Alt namesCoalcoatssource: from redirect
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.06265°N 1.777314°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoPonteland, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Castle Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Castle Ward Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Ponteland, 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 Coldcoats from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"COLDCOATS, a township in Ponteland parish, Northumberland; 8½ miles S-of Morpeth. Acres: 1,060. Population: 40. Houses: 4."

Coldcoats was a township in the ancient parish of Ponteland and became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of the Castle Ward Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed back into the parish of Ponteland.

The Ordnance Survey map of 1900 shows it between Berwick Hill on the east and Higham Dykes on the west with Ponteland on the south and Kirkley on the north.

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