"KIRKHAUGH PARISH. This parish occupies the south-western extremity of the county, and is bounded on the north and west by Knaresdale, and on the south by the parish of Alston, in the adjoining county of Cumberland, and on the east by Whitfield. It comprises an area of 6,665 acres, the property of various owners, and its rateable value is £1,355 5s. The population in 1801, was 275; in 1811, 339; in 1821, 286; in 1831, 309; in 1841, 221; and in 1851, 286 souls. The manorial rights are vested in the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital. This is a mountainous district, and is intersected by the South Tyne, which rises near Alston, in Cumberland. About half a mile south-west of the parish church, on the farm called Castle Nook, is the site of a Roman station, supposed by some antiquarians to be the Alione of the Notitia, but subsequent inquiries have shown this supposition to be groundless. It occupies an irregular descent, inclining to the east, and its walls enclose an area of nearly nine acres. It is overlooked by hills on the west, where it is defended by ten breastworks and trenches, which have also flanked the north-west and south-west sides, two of them extending around the whole area of the station. Several 'Roman Remains' have been found here. The MAIDEN WAY passes near the eastern wall of the station, which is now covered with irregular heaps of ruins. THE PARISH CHURCH is a small unpretending edifice, situated on the east side of the South Tyne, two and a half miles north by west of Alston, and nine and a half miles south by west of Haltwhistle." [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 CN19) Whitfield, Kirkhaugh, Knarsdale, Lambley and Haltwhistle (PRO piece HO107/2416 folios 1-273) (Type A) (Book)
- 1891 Census Whitfield, Kirkhaugh, Knarsdale, Slaggyford, Lambley and Harper (PRO piece RG12/4250) (Type B) (Book) (Volume 60) BOTH published by the https://www.ndfhs.org.uk/ may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.
- Kirkhaugh - 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 South Tyneside Preservation Society operates a narrow-gauge railway service between Alston, Cumbria (formerly Cumberland) and Kirkhaugh, Northumberland. The track-bed is that of the Haltwhistle to Alston branch railway which closed to passengers in 1976.
- The section of The National Gazetteer (1868) relating to this parish - transcribed by Colin Hinson.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Kirkhaugh to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Kirkhaugh has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- The history of Kirkhaugh Parish is included in:- Hodgson, J., History of Northumberland, Part 2, Volume 3. Newcastle, 1840. (Available on fiche from Ancestral Indexes).
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NY695500 (Lat/Lon: 54.844131, -2.477202), Kirkhaugh 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.)
- Kirkhaugh 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.