Place:East Heddon, Northumberland, England

NameEast Heddon
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.996°N 1.779°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoHeddon on the Wall, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Newburn, 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
Heddon on the Wall, 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 East Heddon from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"HEDDON (EAST), a township in Heddon-on-the-Wall parish, Northumberland; adjacent to Heddon-on-the-Wall township. Acres: 758. Population: 43. Houses: 8.

East Heddon was originally a township in the ancient parish of Heddon on the Wall. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of Castle Ward Rural District. In 1955 it returned to being part of Heddon on the Wall civil parish. As a township its boundaries also stretched into Newburn ancient parish. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)

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