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"NEWBROUGH is a chapelry, township, and village, the property of the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital, the Duke of Northumberland, Mrs. Wastell, Nicholas Todd, Esq., Nicholas Maughan, Esq., and the Rev. John Frederick Bigge, each of whom claims the manorial rights and privileges of his own property. This chapelry acknowledges Warden as the mother church. The township comprises an area of 6,705 acres, and its rateable value is £4,940. Population in 1801, 429; in 1811, 464; in 1821, 451; in 1831, 494; in 1841, 547; and in 1851, 551 souls. There are two extensive lead mines in this chapelry, one situated at Settling Stones, worked by Messrs. Hall; and the other at Stonecroft, carried on under the name of the Stonecroft Lead Mine Company, was established in 1851, on the property of Nicholas Todd, Esq." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].

"NEWBROUGH, a chapelry (parochial) in the northwestern division of TINDALE ward, county of NORTHUMBERLAND......" [Samuel Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 © Mel Lockie]



  • Northumberland County Record Office holds copies of Census Returns 1841 - 1891 and provides a useful User Guide
  • The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN18)
    Chollerton, Simonburn, Warden and Newbrough (PRO piece HO107/2415 folios 321-502) (Type A) (Book)
  • The 1891 Census Northumberland Chollerton (West Acomb, Wall, Fallowfield, Cocklaw, Bingfield, Hallington, Chollerton, Barrasford, Chipchase, Great Swinburn, Colwell, Gunnerton, Simonburn, Hall Barnes, Humshaugh, Haughton, Black Carts and Rye Hill, Warden, Fourstones, Walwick, Newbrough and Warmley) (PRO piece RG12/4249) (Type B) (Book) (Volume 59) BOTH published by the be of value to researchers interested in this parish.


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Church Records


Civil Registration

  • This area is within Northumberland West Registration District.
  • Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be ordered from Northumberland County Council.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Newbrough has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



  • The history of Newbrough Parish is included in:- Hodgson, J., History of Northumberland, Part 2, Volume 3. Newcastle, 1840. (Available on fiche from Ancestral Indexes).

Military Records


Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Newbrough Parish was part of Hexham Poor Law Union. The Union Workhouse was located at Peth Head, Hexham. Some useful records are held at Northumberland Record Office
  • Peter Higginbotham has provided details, a map and photographs of Hexham Workhouse.