Place:Hebron, Northumberland, England

Alt namesHebburn (near Morpeth)source: from redirect
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates55.203°N 1.693°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoBothal, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Morpeth Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Benridge, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish which it absorbed in 1955
Cockle Park, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish which it absorbed in 1955
High and Low Highlaws, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish which it absorbed in 1955
Morpeth Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Castle Morpeth District, Northumberland, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is another Hebburn in the County Durham part of Tyne and Wear. It is much larger. The compiler also thinks there is a suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne by the same name.

There is also a place named Hepburn in northwestern Northumberland.

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

"HEBBURN, or Hebron, a township and a parish in Morpeth [registration] district, Northumberland. The township lies near the Northeastern railway, 2½ miles N of Morpeth; and includes a lofty eminence, called Hebburn-Shaw, which commands an extensive view, and was formerly used as an alarm beacon. Acres: 972. Population: 125. Houses: 19.
"The parish contains also the townships of Cockle-Park, Tritlington, Earsdon, Earsdon-Forest, Fenrother, and Causey-Park. Post town, Morpeth. Acres: 7,696. Real property: £4,320. Population: 595. Houses: 108. The living is a [perpetual] curacy, annexed to the rectory of Bothal, in the diocese of Durham. The church was rebuilt in 1793.

Hebron was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of Bothal. It continues to be a civil parish. From 1894 until 1974 it was part of Morpeth Rural District. In 1955 it absorbed the neighbouring civil parishes of Benridge, Cockle Park and High and Low Highlaws. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Hebron became part of the Castle Morpeth District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority.

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