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Henshaw, Northumberland

Historical Description

Henshaw, a township in Haltwhistle parish, Northumberland, on the South Tyne river, and on the Newcastle and Carlisle railway, about 1 mile from Bardon Mill railway station, and 3½ miles E of Haltwhistle. Post and money order office, Bardon Mill; telegraph office, Haltwhistle. Acreage, 13, 181, of which 100 are water; population, 486. It now forms part of the ecclesiastical parish of Bellingham, with Henshaw, which was constituted in 1890. Population, 918. The manor belongs to the Blackett family of Matfen HalL The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle-on-Tyne; gross value, £139 with residence. The church, erected in 1888-89, is a plain building in the Early English style. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels; the latter was enlarged in 1885.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthumberland 
Civil parishHaltwhistle 
Poor Law unionHaltwhistle 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.


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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE47
Post TownHexham