Blenkinsopp  Northumberland


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Blenkinsopp like this:

BLENKINSOP, a township in Haltwhistle parish, Northumberland; on the Newcastle and Carlisle railway, and on the Roman wall, 3 miles W of Haltwhistle. Acres, 4,919. Pop., 444. Houses, 90. Haltwhistle Castle is the ruin of a strong square tower, the ancient seat of the Blenkinsops, noted for their Border feuds; and Blenkinsop Hall is the seat of J. Coulson, Esq., the descendant of the Blenkinsops. A Roman altar was found in 1720, and an inscription to Ceres in 1816. Coal is worked.

Blenkinsopp through time

Blenkinsopp is now part of Tynedale district. Click here for graphs and data of how Tynedale has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Blenkinsopp itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Blenkinsopp, in Tynedale and Northumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th May 2021

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