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Woodhorn, Northumberland

Historical Description

Woodhorn, a village, a township, and a parish in Northumberland. The township lies on the coast, 1 mile from Newbiggin station on the N.E.R., and 8 miles ENE of Morpeth. Acreage, 1485 of land and 31 of foreshore; population, 147; of the ecclesiastical parish, 3809. The parish includes Newbiggin (which has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Morpeth), North Seaton, Cresswell, Hurst, Linmouth, Ellington, and Woodhorn Demesne townships. There are quarries and an extensive colliery. The living is a vicarage, with Newbiggin annexed, in the diocese of Newcastle-on-Tyne; net value, £283 with residence. Patron, the Bishop. The church was partially rebuilt in 1843, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and western tower; it contains several memorial windows and an ancient Celtic cross. A chapel of ease is at Newbiggin. There are a chapel of ease, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels, and a mechanics' institute at North Seaton.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishWoodhorn St. Mary 
Poor Law unionMorpeth 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE63
Post TownAshington