Place:Broomhaugh, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.948°N 1.978°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoBywell St. Andrew, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Tynedale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Hexham Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Broomhaugh and Riding, Northumberland, Englandnew civil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Broomhaugh is a village in Northumberland, England. It is situated between Hexham and Newcastle, to the south of the River Tyne near Riding Mill, and adjacent to the A695 road.

Broomhaugh lies at the eastern edge of the village of Riding Mill. It consists of a mix of stone buildings dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries, an Edwardian terrace and two brick-built terraces linked to the development of the railway between Newcastle and Carlisle. The earlier buildings include a former farm house, farm buildings converted into houses and a Methodist chapel and manse. The majority of the housing is located on what local people refer to as "The Street", which runs down to a former ford across the river Tyne. The Street follows the line of a former drovers' road down which cattle were driven from Scotland to the market towns of northern England.

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Broomhaugh was originally a township in the ancient parish of Bywell St. Andrew. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Hexham Rural District. In 1955 it joined with the neighbouring civil parish of Riding to become the civil parish of Broomhaugh and Riding.

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