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National Gazetteer (1868) - Kirkheaton

"KIRKHEATON, an extra parochial chapelry in the N.E. division of Tynedale ward, county Northumberland, 18 miles N.W. of Newcastle, its post town, and 9 N. of the Corbridge railway station. Near the village are collieries and a lime-kiln, which afford employment to the inhabitants. Freestone and limestone are also extensively quarried for building purposes. The river Blyth takes its rise in this chapelry, on the N. side of Black Hill, from the summit of which is an extensive view. The soil is clayey, and subsoil limestone and clay. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Durham, value £70. The chapel was rebuilt in 1775. In the churchyard is a yew-tree upwards of 600 years old. There is a National school with a small endowment."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]