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"CORBRIDGE is a parish, comprising the townships of Aydon, Aydon Castle, Clarewood, Corbridge, Dilston, Halton, Halton Shields, Thornborough, Whittington Great, and Whittington Little. It is about eight miles in length from north to south, but its average breadth does not exeeed two and a half miles, and comprises an area of 13,130 acres. Its population in 1801, was 1,744; in 1811, 1,979; in 1821, 2,037; in 1831, 2,091; in 1841, 2,103; and in 1851, 2,163 souls. The whole of this district is in an excellent state of cultivation, and contains great quantities of lead, coal, and lime. There are also several large plantations in various parts of the parish, the property of the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].



  • "Golden Days,a Corbridge childhood" by J.Browning ISBN 978-0-9538443-7-1 Wagtail Press


  • Burial Registers 1872-1972 for Corbridge Civil Cemetery are available at Northumberland Record Office



  • 1841 - 1891 Census are available at Northumberland Record Office
  • The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN16) Hexham, Corbridge, Slaley and St John Lee (part) (PRO piece HO107/2414 folios 272-610) (Type A) (Book)
  • 1891 Census Northumberland – Hexham (Slaley, Corbridge, Dilston, Halton, Aydon, Thornborough, Clarewood, Great and Little Whittington, Sandhoe, Anick, Portgate and Hexham, part) (PRO piece RG12/4246) (Type B) (Book) (Volume 56)

    BOTH published by the may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.


Church Records


Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

  • Photographs of Corbridge from Les Bell's Northumberland Cam website.
  • A field full of poppies (near Corbridge) from Mirror Image.
  • The Northumberland Communities website includes pages relating to Corbridge. They provide "a range of learning resource material that reflects Northumberland's heritage, providing a base for studying the County's history. The website provides a starting point for understanding the development of communities in Northumberland. It also seeks to illustrate the range of sources for family and local history research that are available via Northumberland Archives Service."

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Historical Geography

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



  • The history of Corbridge Parish is included in Hodgson, J., History of Northumberland, Part 2, Volume 3. Newcastle, 1840. (Available on fiche from Ancestral Indexes).
  • The history of Corbridge Parish is included in:- Northumberland County History Committee, History of Northumberland, Volume 10. Newcastle, A. Reid, 1914.
  • Stagshaw Bank Fair - the largest one-day fair in England - was held on the day before Whit Sunday and on July 4th. These fairs took place at Stagshaw Bank Common which was partly in this parish and partly in the parish of St John Lee.

Military Records

Lest We Forget

24 Nov 1943   John Donald Hall, Sgt 1590860 RAF Volunteer Reserve, age 18  [grave sec C 1052]
28 Dec 1920   Robert Douglas Robinson,  Private 5903 Northumberland Fusiliers age 29 [grave Sec C I 702]



Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Corbridge 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.