Place:Newbrough, Northumberland, England

Alt namesFourstonessource: from redirect
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates55.006°N 2.198°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoWarden, 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
Haydon, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Newbrough is a village in Northumberland, England, on the north bank of the River South Tyne about 5 miles (8 km) west of Hexham. It had a population of 561 in the UK census of 2011.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Newbrough.

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

"NEWBROUGH, or Newburgh, a parish, with a village, in Hexham [registration] district, Northumberland; on the South Tyne river, and on the Newcastle and Carlisle railway, near the Roman wall, 1 mile W by N of Four-stones [railway] station, and 5 W N W of Hexham. It has a post-office under Hexham. Acres: 6,705. Real property: £6,659; of which £1,400 are in miles. Population in 1851: 551; in 1861: 703. Houses: 136. The increase of population arose from the opening of new lead mines, and from increase of employment in the quarrying of freestone, and in the calcining of limestone. The S part, adjacent to the Tyne, is a rich tract; but the other parts are chiefly moorish upland. The living is a [perpetual] curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Warden, in the diocese of Durham. The church is a neat stone building, with a tower. There are a United Free Methodist chapel, a mechanics' institute, and a national school."

Newbrough was a chapelry in the ancient parish of Warden and became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of Hexham Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was mostly absorbed into the parish of Haydon.

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  • Northumberland Archives previously known as Northumberland Collections Service and Northumberland County Record Office. Now based within Woodhorn Museum in Ashington and providing free access to numerous records for local and family historians alike.
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