Chillingham


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Chillingham is a village and parish in Northumberland. It is the location of Chillingham Castle, the seat of the Earl of Tankerville and the Grey Family. The castle, estate buildings and St Peter's Church (12th century) are set in Chillingham Park, designed by Capability Brown in 1752, and home to the Wild Cattle of Chillingham. The Italian garden by Sir Jeffrey Wyatvill was laid out in the 19th century.

"CHILLINGHAM, a township and a parish in Glendale district, Northumberland. The township lies on the river Till, 4i miles ESE of Wooler, and 7M WSW of Lucker r. station. Pop., 147. Houses, 30. The parish includes also the townships of Hebbum 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 Huxlestone 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."

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72, John Marius Wilson.

Chillingham is a village in Northumberland, England. It is situated approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) to the east of Wooler, south of Chatton. At the 2011 Census the population remained less than 100. Detailed information is included in the parish of Bewick.

Chillingham is famous for its castle, which is said to be haunted, and the Chillingham Cattle, a wild herd of roughly 90 individuals which has been kept in an enclosure since the Middle Ages and strictly inbreeding for at least 300 years. The village contains Hebborn bastle house, a fortified house near Hepburn Wood.

HMS Chillingham, a Ham class minesweeper, was named after the village.

Notable people

George Thorp, a Royal Navy officer whose short but heroic career ended in his death aged 19 in the assault on Santa Cruz, Tenerife led by Nelson on 25 July 1797, was born in Chillingham on 9 September 1777. He was baptised on 7 October 1777 in the parish church, where his father Robert Thorp MA, DD (later Archdeacon of Northumberland) was rector as had earlier been his grandfather Thomas Thorp.

The Irish composer Charles Villiers Stanford wrote a song titled "Chillingham", serenading the beauty and peace of the landscape.

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