Featherstone  Northumberland


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

FEATHERSTONE, a township-chapelry in Haltwhistle parish, Northumberland; on the South Tyne river., and on the Alston and Haltwhistle railway, near the boundary with Cumberland, 3 miles S by W of Haltwhistle. It has a station on the railway; and its post town is Haltwhistle, under Carlisle. Acres, 2, 844. ...

Pop., 307. Houses, 61. Featherstone Castle here was, for many ages, the seat of the Featherstones of Featherstonehaugh; passed to the Earls of Carlisle; and is now the seat of J. Hope Wallace, Esq. The edifice is picturesque; consists partly of an ancient square tower, with two turrets; but includes a modern castellated mansion, with a gallery 60 feet long. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Durham. Value, £90.* Patron, J. Hope Wallace, Esq. The church is a Gothic structure, attached to the castle; and there was added to it, in 1829, a mausoleum for Lady Jane Hope.

Featherstone through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd October 2021

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