Chillingham, Northumberland

Chillingham, Northumberland

Coordinates: 55°31′38″N 1°54′15″W / 55.527241°N 1.904152°W / 55.527241; -1.904152

Chillingham Cattle grazing
Chillingham is located in Northumberland

 Chillingham shown within Northumberland
Population 50 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference NU060259
Shire county Northumberland
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ALNWICK
Postcode district NE66
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
List of places: UK • England • Northumberland

Chillingham is a village in Northumberland, in England. It is situated approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) to the east of Wooler, south of Chatton.

Chillingham is famous for its castle[citation needed], which is said to be haunted, and the Chillingham Cattle[citation needed], a wild herd of roughly 50 individuals that are kept in an enclosure since the Middle Ages and have been strictly inbreeding for at least 300 years. The village contains Hebborn bastle house, a fortified house near Hepburn Wood.[2]

HMS Chillingham, a Ham class minesweeper, was named after the village.

Notable people

  • The Irish composer Charles Villiers Stanford wrote a song titled Chillingham, serenading the beauty and peace of the landscape.


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  • Chillingham Castle — Chillingham Castle, Südwestseite vom italienischen Garten aus gesehen Chillingham Castle ist ein englisches Schloss in Chillingham, Northumberland, dessen Ursprünge auf eine mittelalterliche Burg zurückgehen. Die Anlage steht an der rechten Seite …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chillingham — can refer to: Chillingham Castle, an ancient castle in Northumberland, England, near Chillingham Chillingham Cattle, a herd of rare cattle which have lived for centuries in the grounds of Chillingham Castle, in Northumberland, England Chillingham …   Wikipedia

  • Chillingham-Rind — Chillingham Herde Das Chillingham Rind ist eine seltene Rinderrasse, von der nur noch zwei Herden existieren. Die größere der beiden Herden lebt wild bei Chillingham Castle in Northumberland in England, Großbritannien. Diese Herde zählte 2006 62… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Northumberland Coast — Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Bamburgh Castle on the Northumberland Coast Country …   Wikipedia

  • Chillingham cattle — /chilˈing əm katˈəl/ plural noun An ancient breed of wild, white coated cattle, bred on the Chillingham estate in Northumberland …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chillingham Cattle — Coordinates: 55°31′30″N 1°53′02″W / 55.525°N 1.884°W / 55.525; 1.884 …   Wikipedia

  • Chillingham Castle — Coordinates: 55°31′34″N 1°54′18″W / 55.526°N 1.905°W / 55.526; 1.905 …   Wikipedia

  • Chillingham — 55°31′N 1°54′W / 55.517, 1.9 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Northumberland — For other places with this name, see Northumberland (disambiguation). Northumberland …   Wikipedia

  • CHILLINGHAM —    a village in Northumberland, 8 m. SW. of Belford, with a park attached to the castle, the seat of the Earl of Tankerville, containing a herd of native wild cattle …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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