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Kirk Heaton, 1855

Extract from: History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland...Whellan, William, & Co, 1855.

KIRK HEATON is an extra-parochial chapelry, on the north of the parish of Stamfordham, to which it was formally annexed. It comprises an area of 1,760 acres, and its population in 1801, was 147; in 1811, 153; in 1821, 140; in 1831, 182; in 1841, 164; and in 1851, 153 souls. Calverley B. Bewick, Esq. is the landowner. Here is a colliery and limekiln, which are extensively worked by Messrs William Grace & Co.. The VILLAGE of Kirk Heaton occupies an elevated position about 9½ miles North East by North of Hexham. From the eminence upon which it is situated, the most extensive view of the surrounding country may be obtained, while on the east and southeast a portion of the German Ocean, and Gateshead Fell is plainly discernible. The Chapel was rebuilt in 1775, at the expense of Mrs H.D. Windsor, at that time lady of the Manor. The living, the perpetual curacy in the patronage of C.B. Bewick Esq. is valued at £60 per annum and enjoyed by the Rev. Humphrey Brown. The Parsonage was formerly the Manor house. This Chapel registers with Thockrington.


Arthur James, Shoemaker

Atkinson John, shopkeeper

Bawn William, vict. Black Horse

Brown Rev Humphrey, incumbent, Parsonage

Cuthbert Edward, joiner

Grace William & Co., coal owners, Kirk Heaton Colliery

Henderson Thomas, Shoemaker

Nicholson T. manager, Kirk Heaton Colliery

Patterson John, limeburner

Reay Edward, shopkeeper


Anderson John, and grocery

Charlton Forster, Bog Hall

Charlton Thomas, Mount Hully

Pattison John, Toft  Hall

Reay Thomas and Richard


See: Northumberland Parishes and Townships, 1855.

Kirkheaton Northumberland Parishes and Townships - 1855


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