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National Gazetteer (1868) - Newbrough

"NEWBROUGH, (or Newburgh), a parochial chapelry in the N.W. division of Tynedale ward, county Northumberland, 5 miles N.W. of Hexham, its post town, and 1 mile from the Four Stones station on the Newcastle and Carlisle railway, which passes through the parish. It is situated on the N. side of the South Tyne, near Procolita-on-the-Wall. The parish is of large extent, and comprises the hamlets of Allerwash, Woodshields, and Bush. The soil in the valley of the Tyne is rich, but in the higher grounds of inferior quality, being chiefly moorland and pasture. There are two lead mines and a colliery, and lime works at Warden. The living is a curacy annexed to the vicarage of Warden, in the diocese of Durham. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is a neat stone structure with a tower containing one bell. There are National schools for both sexes.

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]