Place:Harlow Hill, Northumberland, England

NameHarlow Hill
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.009°N 1.882°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoOvingham, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Tynedale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Castle Ward Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Stamfordham, 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 Harlow Hill from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"HARLOW-HILL, a township in Ovingham parish, Northumberland; on the Roman wall, 10 miles E N E of Hexham. Acres: 993. Population: 113. Houses: 19. Foundations of the Roman wall still exist here; the north fosse remains very distinct; and a mile-castle stood here, but has left no traces."

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

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