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Chillingham, Northumberland

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Chillingham, Northumberland

Chillingham is a village in Northumberland, in England. It is situated approximately 6 km to the east of Wooler, south of Chatton. Chillingham is famous for its castle, which is said to be haunted, and the Chillingham Cattle, a wild herd of roughly 50 individuals that are kept in an enclosure since the Middle Ages and have been strictly inbreeding for at least 300 years. The village contains Hebborn bastle house, a fortified house near Hepburn Wood.
Post townALNWICK
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNU0626
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Population50 (2001 census)

Other names by which Chillingham, Northumberland has been known in the past


Chillingham, Northumberland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Chillingham, par., township, and vil., N. Northumberland, on river Till, 8 miles SW. of Belford ry. sta.-- par., 5003 ac., pop. 334; township, 1765 ac., pop. 138; S. of the vil. is Chillingham Castle, seat of the Earl of Tankerville, a castellated mansion, affording a striking example of domestic architecture of the time of Edward III. In C. Park, a remnant of the great forest which once extended from Dunkeld to Alnwick, is kept a herd of wild white cattle, like those at Cadzow.

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