"Haltwhistle parish comprises the townships of Bellister, Blenkinsopp. Coanwood (East), Featherstone, Haltwhistle, Hartley Burn, Henshaw, Melkridge, Plainmellor, Ridley, Thirlwall, Thorngrafton, and Wall Town. ... The population in 1801, was 2,930; in 1821, 3,583; in 1831, 4,119; in 1841, 4,655; and in 1851, 5,379 souls. .... The South Tyne intersects this extensive parish from Featherstone Castle to the mouth of the River Allen, and is crossed by a good bridge at Haltwhistle, and another at Featherstone, about three miles above the town. The banks of the South Tyne, for an extent of 10 miles, present some of the most beautiful and picturesque scenery in this part of England." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855]
- The history of Northumberland by J Hodgeson published in 1840 has a section on Haltwhistle (Part 2 Volume 3)
- Haltwhistle and beyond John Palmer 2001
- A history of the Manor and Church of Haltwhistle 1893 (available on google books)
- Haltwhistle Haydon Bridge and South Tynedale Frank Graham 1977
- Haltwhistle and South Tyneside Tony Storey 1973
- Cassini OS Maps landranger series 87
- Burial Registers 1890-1994 and Grave Register 1946-1956 for Haltwhistle Civil Cemetery, and the Purchased Graves Register 1909-1976 for Blenkinsopp And Thirlwall Civil Cemetery are available at Northumberland Record Office
- Northumberland County Record Office holds copies of Census Returns 1841 - 1891 and provides a useful User Guide
- The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN19) Whitfield, Kirkhaugh, Knarsdale, Lambley and Haltwhistle (PRO piece HO107/2416 folios 1-273) (Type A) (Book)
- 1891 Census Northumberland – Henshaw, Redburn, Bardon Mill, Towhouse, Thorngrafton, Haltwhistle, Blenkinsopp, Greenhead, Thirlwall and Wall Town (PRO piece RG12/4251) (Type B) (Book) (Volume 61) BOTH published by the https://www.ndfhs.org.uk/ may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.
An Index to the 1851 census for Bellingham Castle Ward Ponteland Haltwhistle and Hexham produced by P.R.G. Thirkell is available to view in the Local Studies Section of Newcastle City Library they also produce a very useful User Guide on Census Record www.newcastle.gov.uk/leisure-libraries-and-tourism/libraries/local-studies-and-family-history
- Haltwhistle - 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.
- Photographs of Haltwhistle from Les Bell's Northumberland Cam website.
- Hadrian's Wall, near Housesteads Fort from Mirror Image.
- A picturesque view of Greenhead supplied by Chris Kippax.
- The Northumberland Communities website includes pages relating to Greenhead and Haltwhistle. 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."
- The section of The National Gazetteer (1868) relating to this parish - transcribed by Colin Hinson.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Haltwhistle to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Haltwhistle has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- The history of Haltwhistle Parish is included in:- Hodgson, J., History of Northumberland, Part 2, Volume 3. Newcastle, 1840. (Available on fiche from Ancestral Indexes).
- LNER Wartime Evacuation Documents N.EVAC 2 and N.EVAC 3 describing the arrangements for evacuating children from Newcastle and Gateshead to rural parts of Northumberland (including Haltwhistle), Co Durham, Yorkshire, Cumberland and Westmorland. The second document includes lists of schools with details of their places and times of departure and their destinations.
- Haltwhistle - Maps - links and information.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NY711660 (Lat/Lon: 54.987845, -2.452784), Haltwhistle 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.)
- Ray Veitch has reconstructed the Pickering familes in Haltwhistle Parish between 1760 and 1840.
- Haltwistle Parish was part of Haltwhistle Poor Law Union. The Union Workhouse was located in the town of Haltwhistle. Some records are held at Northumberland Record Office but these are of limited genealogical value.
- Peter Higginbotham has provided details and a map of Haltwhistle Workhouse.