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Kirkhaugh, Northumberland

Historical Description

Kirkhaugh, a township and a parish in Northumberland, on the South Tyne river, the Maiden Way, and the Alston railway, adjacent to Cumberland, 2 miles SSE of Slaggyford railway station, and 2½ NW by N of Alston. Post town, Alston, under Carlisle. Acreage, 6647 of land and 42 of water; population, 113. The manor belongs to Greenwich Hospital. Much of the land is moor and mountain. Traces of a Roman station, occupying nearly 9 acres, and defended on the W side by ten breastworks and trenches, are at Castle Nook, and three Roman altars and fragments of a colossal statue have been found. Camden says that an inscription was erected here, and a palace built in honour of the Emperor Antoninus in 213 by the third cohort of the Nervii. The living is a discharged rectory in the diocese of Newcastle; gross value, £82. Since 1889 the benefice has been held with Knarsdale. There is also a Wesleyan chapel.

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


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Ancient CountyNorthumberland 
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