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Humshaugh, Northumberland

Historical Description

Humshaugh, a village and a township-chapelry in Simon-bum parish, Northumberland. The village stands near the Roman wall and the river North Tyne,! half a mile NE ol Chollerford railway station, and 5 miles NW by N of Hexham, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) Area of township, including the hamlet of Chollerford, 2041 acres; population, 479. The chapelry extends to the North Tyne, and includes the mansion of Chesters, the seat of the Clayton family, who are the chief landowners, with the rich and interesting remains of the Roman station of Cilumum. Population, 624. The manor belonged formerly to the Swin-burnes. Limestone is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle-on-Tyne; net value,, £123. Patrons, the Governors of Greenwich Hospital. The church, erected in 1818, is a neat modern edifice in the Gothic style.

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 parishSimonburn 
Poor Law unionHexham 

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Land and Property

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE46
Post TownHexham