"WARDEN is a parish, with no dependent townships, but it formerly included the present parochial chapelries of Haydon Bridge and Newbrough. with their respective townships. It comprises an area of 3,122 acres, and its rateable value is £4,455 l0s. The population in 1801, was 349; in 1811, 396; in 1821, 498; in 1831, 540; in 1841, 532; and in 1851, 646 souls. The soil in this neighbourhood is generally fertile, and the scenery diversified and beautiful. Coal and limestone are found here in considerable quantities, and at Fourstones there are collieries and limekilns, which are extensively worked by Mr. William Benson, of Allerwash House. At West Boat there is an elegant suspension bridge, which was erected in 1826, at a cost of £5,000. The principal landowners in this parish are Nathaniel Clayton, Esq., John Errington, Esq., and the Duke of Northumberland, each of whom claims the manorial rights of his own property. Warden was formerly the lordship of Anthony, Lord Lucy, of Cockermouth, for which, in the reign of Edward II., he obtained a grant of the liberty of free warren, with other manors in this county. He died in 1344, leaving the manor to Thomas, Lord Lucy, in whose family it continued for many generations." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].
- Northumberland County Record Office hold copies of Census Returns 1841 - 1891 and provides a useful User Guide
- The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN18)
Chollerton, Simonburn, Warden and Newbrough (PRO piece HO107/2415 folios 321-502) (Type A) (Book)published by the https://www.ndfhs.org.uk/ may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.
The 1891 Census Northumberland Chollerton (West Acomb, Wall, Fallowfield, Cocklaw, Bingfield, Hallington, Chollerton, Barrasford, Chipchase, Great Swinburn, Colwell, Gunnerton, Simonburn, Hall Barnes, Humshaugh, Haughton, Black Carts and Rye Hill, Warden, Fourstones, Walwick, Newbrough and Warmley) (PRO piece RG12/4249) (Type B) (Book) (Volume 59) published by the https://www.ndfhs.org.uk/ may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.
- Warden - Church Records - links and information.
- Bishops Transcripts Baptisms 1769 to 1812 can be accessed here:- https://Northumberlandparishregistertranscriptslocalhistory.wordpress.com please scroll down the page to the parish you require
- This area is within Northumberland West Registration District.
- Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be ordered locally from Northumberland County Council.
- The Northumberland Communities website includes pages relating to Fourstones. 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 Warden to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Warden has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- The history of Warden Parish is included in:- Hodgson, J., History of Northumberland, Part 2, Volume 3. Newcastle, 1840. (Available on fiche from Ancestral Indexes).
- Warden - Maps - links and information.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NY854653 (Lat/Lon: 54.982382, -2.229581), Warden 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.)
- Warden 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.