Whitley Chapel

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This article is about a village in Northumberland. For other uses, see Whitley.
Whitley Chapel
Whitley Chapel is located in Northumberland
Whitley Chapel
Whitley Chapel
Whitley Chapel shown within Northumberland
OS grid reference NY925575
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HEXHAM
Postcode district NE47
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54°54′43″N 2°07′08″W / 54.912°N 2.119°W / 54.912; -2.119Coordinates: 54°54′43″N 2°07′08″W / 54.912°N 2.119°W / 54.912; -2.119

Whitley Chapel is a village in Northumberland, England about 4 miles (6 km) south of Hexham, and in the parish of Whitley.


Whitley Chapel is in the parliamentary constituency of Hexham.


In Whitley Chapel Village Hall is a plaque commemorating those fallen soldiers from Hexhamshire killed in battle during the two world wars. Local historian and publisher Hilary Kristensen was behind the idea and the plaque is the fruit of nearly three years’ work. The plaque was unveiled in 2009 by Hilary Kristensen, Mike Linklater and parish council chairman Brian Massey.[1]

The names recorded on the plaque are:[2]

The Great War
John Atkinson William Dagg Robert Leathard
Surtees Atkinson Joseph Davison Dent Oliver
James I. Bowman John Henderson James H. Robson
Thomas Brown George Holden Joseph W. Simpson
Cecil P. Clark William Kennedy Harry J. Spencer
World War II
Fred Armstrong Leonard Atkinson Eric Robson
John S. Atkinson Robert N. Atkinson Vincent J. Swallow
Walter R. Dawson

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The church is dedicated to St Helen.[3]


  1. ^ Dixon, Rebecca (2009-11-27). "War plaque remembers 'Shire's fallen soldiers". Hexham Courant. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  2. ^ "War plaque remembers 'Shire's fallen soldiers". Hexham Courant (27 November 2009). p. 9. 
  3. ^ Purves, Geoffrey (2006). Churches of Newcastle and Northumberland. Stroud, Gloucestershire, England: Tempus Publishing Limited. p. 108. ISBN 0-7524-4071-3. 

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