Place:Hexhamshire Low Quarter, Northumberland, England

NameHexhamshire Low Quarter
Alt namesJunipersource: current settlement in parish
Dotlandsource: settlement in parish
Leesource: settlement in parish
Linnelssource: settlement in parish
Ordleysource: settlement in parish
Newbiggin in Hexhamshiresource: settlement in parish
Steelsource: settlement in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.921°N 2.101°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     (1866 - )
See alsoHexham, 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 1894-1974
Tynedale District, Northumberland, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Hexhamshire Low Quarter is a civil parish in Northumberland, England. It is situated to the south of Hexham and to the north of Hexhamshire civil parish which was created in 1955. The largest settlement in the parish is Juniper.

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From 1894 Hexhamshire Low Quarter was part of Hexham Rural District. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and it became part of the Tynedale District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority.

Hexhamshire Low Quarter is described in A Vision of Britain through Time as a township of Hexham and a civil parish. There is a further description in A Vision of Britain through Time under Hexhamshire which has been reproduced in tabular form on the equivalent page here in WeRelate. On the two later maps listed below it is located directly south of Hexham. It contains a settlement named Steel which had a post office, and another farm or settlement named Newbiggin, a common placename in Northumberland, and therefore possibly not the Newbiggin referred to in lists of places in the county. Further settlements are Dotland, Lee, Linnels, and Ordley.

The term "quarter" is not defined, but would appear to be of similar meaning to the terms "without" and "rural" which are attached to the names of fairly urban parishes in other counties of England. These rural parishes came about after the introduction of Urban and Rural Districts in 1894, when it was deemed appropriate to divide the country into urban and rural areas which had different demands and rates for property taxes.

Juniper is not visible on pre 1955 maps.

Research Tips

  • Hexhamshire local website
  • 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.
Full postal address: Museum and Northumberland Archives, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF; Phone: 01670 624455
There is a branch office in Berwick upon Tweed.
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