Place:Eachwick, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.037°N 1.818°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoHeddon on the Wall, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Castle Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was part located
Tynedale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was part located
Castle Ward Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Stamfordham, Northumberland, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"EACHWICK, a township in Heddon-on-the-Wall parish, Northumberland; on the river Pont, 9½ miles WNW of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Acres: 985. Population: 87. Houses: 19. It anciently bore the name of Achewic; was given, in 1140, by Robert Delavel, to Hexham abbey; and passed, through the Fenwicks and others, to the Spearmans.

Eachwick was originally a township in the ancient parish of Heddon on the Wall. From 1894 it was part of Castle Ward Rural District. It became a separate civil parish in 1866, but since 1955 has been part of the civil parish of Stamfordham.

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