Place:Hallington, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.079°N 2.023°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoLee St. John, Northumberland, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Tynedale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient division in which it was located
Hexham Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Whittington, 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 Hallington from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"HALLINGTON, a township in St. John Lee parish, Northumberland; near the Roman wall, 8 miles NNE of Hexham. Population: 109. Houses: 20. This place was anciently called Halydon; it disputes with St. Oswald's being the Hefen-felth or Heaven-field of Bede, so-called from a famous battle won by King Oswald in 675; it belonged anciently to Hexham priory; and it had a beacon tower at a curious hill called Hangingshaws."

Hallington was a township in the ancient parish of Lee St. John. In 1866 it became a separate civil parish. From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Hexham Rural District. In 1955 it was abolished as a civil parish and its area was absorbed into the newly formed parish of Whittington.

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