"HALTON is a chapelry, township, and hamlet, in Corbridge parish, the property of Sir Edward Blaekett, Bart., who is also lord of the manor. The chapelry embraces the townships of Great Whittington, Clarewood, Halton, and Halton Shields. .... HALTON CASTLE, in this township, is a strong oblong structure, with four turrets, and in its vicinity is a Chapel of Ease to Corbridge church which was rebuilt in 1706, towards the expense of which John Douglas gave £146 17s. 2d., and the freeholders of Whittingham £78 1s. 1d. The living is united to that of Corbridge." [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 CN16)
- 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 https://www.ndfhs.org.uk/ may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.
- Halton - Church Records - links and information.
- This area is within Northumberland West Registration District.
- Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be ordered from Northumberland County Council.
- The section of The National Gazetteer (1868) relating to this parish - transcribed by Colin Hinson.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Halton to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Halton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NY997678 (Lat/Lon: 55.004766, -2.006223), Halton which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- Halton 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.