"MORPETH is a parish, township, corporate and parliamentary borough, and market town, in the western division of Morpeth Ward, and eastern and western divisions of Castle Ward. The parish comprehends the townships of Buller's Green, Hepscott, Morpeth, Morpeth Castle, Newminster Abbey, Shilvington, Tranwell and High Church, and Twizell, whose united area is 8,177 acres. The population in l801, was 3,707; in 1811, 4,098; in 1821, 4,292; in 1831, 4,797; in 1841, 4,237; and in 1851, 5,020 souls." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].
"ULGHAM, a chapelry in the parish of Morpeth, in the E. division of Morpeth ward, county Northumberland, 5½ miles N.E. of Morpeth, its post town, and 2 S. of the Widdrington railway station. It is situated on the Line Water, and is formed of the three townships of Ulgham, Ulgham Grange, and Stobswood....." [The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Colin Hinson ©2003]