Place:Nafferton, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.986°N 1.898°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
Hexham Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Horsley (near Wylam), 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 Nafferton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"NAFFERTON, a township in Ovingham parish, Northumberland; near the Roman wall, 7½ miles E by N of Hexham. Acres: 773. Population: 53. Houses: 10. Nafferton Castle was built out of materials of the Roman wall, by Sir Philip D' Ulecote, in the time of King John; and consists of a keep, 20 feet square, and 2 outer baileys. There is a colliery. The township is a meet for the Tindale hounds."

Nafferton was a township in the ancient parish of Ovingham and became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of Hexham Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed into the parish of Horsley (near Wylam).

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