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Simonside, Northumberland

Historical Description

Simonside, a picturesque range of hills in Rothbury parish, Northumberland, 3 miles SW of Rothbury. The highest point is over 1400 feet high, commands an extensive view from Scotland to the sea, and is a conspicuous landmark to sailors. An ancient British camp was on one of the heights of this range, and there are three watcbtowers in connection with it on three of the most elevated points. The hills are composed of rough sandstone, known to geologists as " Simonside Grits."

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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