Woodhorn is a village in Northumberland, England about 2 miles (3 km) east of Ashington. The village is sometimes identified with Wucestre, given to St. Cuthbert by King Ceolwulf when he gave up his throne in 737 to become a monk at Lindisfarne. A medieval bell at Woodhorn, inscribed "Ave Maria", is said to be one of the oldest in existence.
The main employment was at the coal mine. The mine has since closed [date not given]. The site of the old pit is now the location for Northumberland Record Office (see below), a purpose-built building having been constructed to replace the two previous buildings at Morpeth and Gosforth.
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Woodhorn from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
Woodhorn was an ancient parish in the Morpeth Ward which also became a civil parish in the 19th century. From 1894 it was part of Morpeth Rural District. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Woodhorn became part of the Wansbeck District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority.
Townships in parish