Place:Spital Hill, Northumberland, England

NameSpital Hill
Alt namesSpitall Hillsource: spelling variant
Spittle Hillsource: spelling variant
Spittle-Hillsource: spelling variant
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.17°N 1.729°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoMitford, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Morpeth Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Morpeth Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Mitford, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog

Spitall Hill

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Spital Hill from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"SPITTLE-HILL, a township in Mitford parish, Northumberland; 1¾ mile NW of Morpeth. Acres: 160. Population: 9. Houses: 2."

Spital Hill was a township in the ancient parish of Mitford. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Morpeth Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed back into the parish of Mitford.

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