Place:Lanton, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.575°N 2.116°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoKirknewton, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Glendale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Glendale Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Ewart, 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 Lanton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"LANTON, a township in Kirk-Newton parish, Northumberland; on the river Glen, 4¼ miles NW of Wooler. Acres: 983. Population: 74. Houses: 16. Lanton Hill is crowned by a monument, erected by the late Sir W. Davidson, to his brother Capt. Davidson, and to himself."

There is no article on Lanton, Northumberland in Wikipedia. There is another settlement by the same name in the Scottish Borders, near Jedburgh.

Lanton was a township in the ancient parish of Kirknewton and became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1974 the parish was part of Glendale Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed into the parish of Ewart.

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