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Haltwhistle, Northumberland

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Haltwhistle, Northumberland

Haltwhistle is a small town and civil parish in Northumberland, England, situated 10 miles east of Brampton, near Hadrian's Wall, and the villages of Plenmeller, Rowfoot and Melkridge. It has a population of 3,811. Well constructed, stone-built houses are still a feature of central Haltwhistle, and though there are none outstanding architecturally the general appearance of the groups is harmonious. The houses were built of local stone, but with the railway, other materials could be brought in.
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNY7064
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01434

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


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

Haltwhistle, market town, par., and township, S. Northumberland, on river South Tyne, 14½ miles W. of Hexham -- par., 58,512 ac. (613 water), pop. 6186; township, 3133 ac. (46 water), pop. 2108; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Market-day, Thursday; is 1½ mile S. of Roman wall; contains 2 Border towers and other interesting antiquities.

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