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Newbrough, Northumberland

Historical Description

Newbrough, a village, a township, and a chapelry in Northumberland, on the South Tyne river, and on the Newcastle and Carlisle railway, near the Roman wall, 1 mile W by N of Fourstones railway station, and 5 miles WNW of Hexham, with a post office under Fourstones (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Fourstones. Acreage, including Wharnley, 7512 of land and 77 of water; population, 77 8. There are two lead mines. The S part, adjacent to the Tyne, is a rich tract, but the other parts are chiefly moorish upland. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Warden, in the diocese of Newcastle. The church is a neat stone building with a bell-cote. There are United Methodist and Wesleyan chapels, a mechanics' institute, and a town-hall, erected in 1876.

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 
Poor Law unionHexham 

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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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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE47
Post TownHexham