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Linhope, Northumberland

Historical Description

Linhope, a hamlet in Ingrain, Linhope, Greenshawhill, and Hartside township, Ingram parish, Northumberland, on the river Breamish, under the Cheviots, 83- miles SW by S of Wooler. The name Linhope signifies '' the valley of the waterfall," and alludes to a cascade called Linhope Spout. The cascade is a fall of 56 feet over a precipitous rock into a dark ravine flanked with high birch-clad rocks. Remains of an ancient fortified British town are at a spot called Greaves Ash, and comprise three circular encampments, each with surrounding ramparts inclosing perceptible foundations of houses. The W encampment is the largest, and has eighteen hut circles. A small silver cross, inscribed with the name of Agia, Bishop of Hexham, and thought to have been one of the crosses given to the Hexham pilgrims, was found in 1861 at the foot of the adjoining Cheviot Hill Hartside.

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

Land and Property

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE66
Post TownAlnwick