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Greenscheles Cleugh, Northumberland

Historical Description

Greenscheles Cleugh, a place on the SW border of Northumberland, on the South Tyne river, 3½ miles S of Haltwhistle. It was the scene of a remarkable murder in 1530, which gave rise to the fictitious ballad of " Surtees," inserted by Sir Walter Scott in his " Border Minstrelsy."

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

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.


Newspapers and Periodicals

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