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St. Mary Magdalene church Whalton.jpg
St. Mary Magdalene
Whalton is located in Northumberland
Whalton shown within Northumberland
Population 427 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference NZ129814
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MORPETH
Postcode district NE61
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament
List of places
55°07′39″N 1°47′23″W / 55.1276°N 1.7898°W / 55.1276; -1.7898Coordinates: 55°07′39″N 1°47′23″W / 55.1276°N 1.7898°W / 55.1276; -1.7898

Whalton is a small village in Northumberland, England. The population at the Census 2001 was 427, increasing to 474 at the 2011 Census.[2]

It hosts an annual Bale Fire on 4 July, the date on which midsummer's eve was celebrated before the introduction of the Gregorian calendar to England in 1752. It features morris dancing and dancing by the children of the village school outside the Beresford Arms which provides beer and a barbecue.

The annual village show takes place on the third Saturday in September, and generally includes sheep racing, classic cars and military vehicles, a birds-of-prey exhibit, archery, a brass band, a dog show, a farmers market, Northumbrian pipes music, a vegetable show, a flower show, teas and coffees, home baking, and a harvest festival at the church.

Whalton Manor is located at the heart of Whalton. Its garden is open to the public.


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