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Hepple, Northumberland

Historical Description

Hepple, a township in Rothbury parish, Northumberland, on the river Coquet, 5½ miles W by S of Bothbury. It includes Hepple Demesne, formerly a separate township. There is a post office at Hepple, under Rothbury; money order office, Harbottle; telegraph office, Rothbury. Acreage, 5919; population, 120. Hepple Woodside is the seat of the lord of the manor and principal landowner, and includes the remains of an ancient castle which belonged to the Bardolfs, the Talboyses, and the Ogles. An ancient chapel stood on Kirk Hill, about a quarter of a mile to the W, was destroyed by the moss-troopers, and was completely removed in 1760. An ancient British camp is at Helchester, near a Roman way, and a number of ums have been found.

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 parishRothbury 
Poor Law unionRothbury 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hepple from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE65
Post TownMorpeth