Cocklaw, Northumberland

Cocklaw is a hamlet in Northumberland, today within the civil parish of Wall, Northumberland, and notable for Cocklaw Tower.

COCKLAW, a township, in the parish of St. John Lee, union of Hexham, S. division of Tindale ward and of Northumberland, 4½ miles (N. by E.) from Hexham; containing 172 inhabitants. It is chiefly distinguished for its strong old fortress, called Cocklaw or Cockley Tower, in 1567 the principal seat of the family of Errington, who derived their name from a small hamlet on the Erring burn, where they were seated in 1372. The township extends from the North Tyne along the eastern side of the burn, and the Roman Watling-street passes on the east a small distance from the village. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £224.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.

from Geograph (geograph)

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Geograph (geograph)
Farmland east of Cocklaw

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Geograph (geograph)
Cocklaw Tower

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
Cocklaw (Wall)
- "This is the site of the deserted medieval village of Cocklaw. Although a village was recorded here in the late 13th century all that survives now is a farmstead, though ...

Added by
Simon Cotterill


Add a comment or share a memory.

Login to add a comment. Sign-up if you don't already have an account.


Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.