Place:Wellhaugh, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.18°N 2.4°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     (1866 - 1955)
See alsoFalstone, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish from which it was formed in 1866
Tynedale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient division in which it was located
Falstone, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was part transferred in 1955
Kielder, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was part transferred in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Wellhaugh from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"WELLHAUGH, a township in Falstone parish, Northumberland; 12 miles WNW of Bellingham. Acres: 29,475. Population in 1851: 333; in 1861: 522. Houses: 80.

Wellhaugh was formed as a civil parish in 1866 from part of the parish of Falstone. Prior to 1866 it had been a township within Falston parish. In 1955, with the growth of the Kielder Forest, the parish borders of the area were redrawn and Wellhaugh was split between the newly formed Kielder civil parish (15,107 acres) and the re-formed Falstone parish (18,697 acres). (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)

There is no article in Wikipedia and Wellhaugh is not marked on Google Earth. Co-ordinates are estimated from the position of Falstone and Kielder Water.

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