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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Newbrough from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Newbrough)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.
Online maps of Newbrough are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers related to Northumberland online: