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Greenhead, Northumberland

Historical Description

Greenhead, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Haltwhistle parish, Northumberland. The village stands on the Tippale Burn, adjacent to the Carlisle and Newcastle railway, near the Roman wall, 3½ miles W by N of Haltwhistle, and has a station on the railway and a post office under Carlisle; money order and telegraph office, Gilsland. The parish includes the townships of Blenkinsopp and Thirlwall. Population, 1294. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle; gross value, £82. The church was built in 1827,-and was restored in 1879.

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 unionHaltwhistle 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

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 districtCA8
Post TownBrampton