Chillingham Northumberland Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Chillingham, a township and a parish in Glendale district, Northumberland. The township lies on the river Till, 4½ miles ESE of Wooler, and 7¼ WSW of Lucker r. station. Pop., 147. Houses, 30. The parish includes also the townships of Hebburn and Newton. Post-town, Chatton, under Belford. Acres, 4,929. Real property, £4,354. Pop., 328. Houses, 66. The property all belongs to the Earl of Tankerville. Chillingham Castle, the Earl’s seat, is a heavy structure, of the time of Elizabeth; and contains portraits of Bacon, Burleigh, Buckingham, Charles I., and James II. The park is large and beautiful; and contains a herd of wild white cattle, with black noses, known as the white Scottish bison. A circular British camp, called Roscastle, is in the park; and the Hurlestone cross, erected in memory of Sir Ralph Percy, who fell here in a skirmish in 1463, is near the village. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £340. Patron, the Bishop of Durham. The church is good; and contains an alabaster tomb of the Greys of Wark.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

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