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"CHOLLERTON is a parish comprising the townships of Barrasfird, Chollerton, Colwell and Swinburn, and Gunnerton and Chipchase. It is bounded by the parishes of Bellingham, Corsenside, Wark, Simonburn, St. John Lee, and Thockrington, and comprises an area of 12,950 acres. The population in 1801, was 1,127; in 1811, 1,162; in 1821, 1,154; in 1831, 1,252; in 1841, 1.129; and in 1851, 1,151 souls. The grater portion of this parish is in a high state of cultivation, and abounds with coal and lime. The rateable value of this parish in £9,030 10s." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].



  • Northumberland County Record Office holds copies of Census Returns 1841 - 1891 and provides a useful User Guide 
  • The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN18)
    Chollerton, Simonburn, Warden and Newbrough (PRO piece HO107/2415 folios 321-502) (Type A) (Book)
  • The 1891 Census Northumberland Chollerton (West Acomb, Wall, Fallowfield, Cocklaw, Bingfield, Hallington, Chollerton, Barrasford, Chipchase, Great Swinburn, Colwell, Gunnerton, Simonburn, Hall Barnes, Humshaugh, Haughton, Black Carts and Rye Hill, Warden, Fourstones, Walwick, Newbrough and Warmley) (PRO piece RG12/4249) (Type B) (Book) (Volume 59) BOTH published by the may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.

Church History


Church Records


Civil Registration

  • This area is within Northumberland West Registration District.
  • Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be ordered from Northumberland County Council.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Chollerton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.




Military Records

Lest We Forget
Chollerton St Giles
21 April 1915    J. J. Welton Private 1260 Northumberland Fusiliers, age 19 son of William and Eleanor Welton [grave North of church tower]
3 October 1916   John Rutter, Private 6864 Northumberland Fusiliers, age 20 son of Christopher and Barbara Rutter [grave North West Section]
4 October 1917   John English Urwin, Private 97 Army Vetinary Corps, age 26 son of Mary Jane and the late Smith urwin [grave 432]
5 November 1918   George Edward Cattermole, Private M/402512 Army Service Corps, age 23 born Holborn London, son of Edward G and Ann E Cattermole of Hexham [grave North east Section]

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Chollerton Parish was part of Hexham Poor Law Union. The Union Workhouse was located at Peth Head, Hexham. Some useful records are held at Northumberland Record Office
  • Peter Higginbotham has provided details, a map and photographs of Hexham Workhouse.