East Chevington

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East Chevington
East Chevington Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 149368.jpg
A pond in the East Chevington Nature Reserve
Population 3,951 (2011)
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Morpeth
Postcode district NE65 9
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
List of places
UK
England
Northumberland

East Chevington is a parish in Northumberland, England, and was a village until it disappeared in the 1900s.[1]

In 2001, the parish had a population of 3,192,[2] increasing to 3,951 at the 2011 Census.[3]

History[edit]

The site of the village was inhabited and the surrounding area used for agriculture at least as far back as the medieval period. Crop marks visible from the air suggest that the site may have been inhabited as far back as Roman times, however. An ordnance survey map from 1866 shows that there was a blacksmith's workshop in the village at that time. During World War II , various defences were established near the village.[4]

Chevington drift[edit]

There is a memorial stone on the site of the old drift entrance. The plaque is inscribed

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Three Villages. Elizabeth Stewart.
  2. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics: East Chevington CP (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Keys to the Past, Ref No N13388 (East Chevington, Northumberland)". Retrieved 24 May 2012. 

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Coordinates: 55°17′17″N 1°36′25″W / 55.288°N 1.607°W / 55.288; -1.607