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Greenleighton (Rothley)


GREENLEIGHTON, a township, in the parish of Hartburn, union of Rothbury, N.E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 7¾ miles (S.S.W.) from Rothbury; containing 13 inhabitants. A part of the manor belonged to the abbot of Newminster, and among other proprietors the most conspicuous are the Fenwicks, who obtained lands here so early as 1412; the whole is now attached to the Wallington estate. The township occupies the north-eastern corner of the ward, and contains 1571 acres, of which several hundred acres are uninclosed: the village, anciently Lithedun, stands on an eminence, from which the fine dry arable land that adjoins it slopes gently towards the south. There is some good sheep pasture. Quarries of excellent limestone are wrought. A chapel formerly existed; and here is an oval camp surrounded with a fosse.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.

Not to be confused with Greenleighton near Hexham, also in Northumberland. Thanks to Gill Robertson for the clarification!

Northumberland Rothley with Hollinghill Civil Parish Hartburn Parish, 1848 Greenleighton Quarry (1777 - 1982)
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Greenleighton Farmhouse

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Greenleighton in the trees

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Trig point on Greenleighton Hill

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FARMBUILDINGS CIRCA 40 YARDS NORTH OF GREENLEIGHTON FARMHOUSE - List Entry
- "Farmbuildings. Mid C19. Well-dressed stone with Welsh slate roof. Three ranges around farmyard, forming U-plan. To rear, long range with 3 segmental arches on ground floor, 2 with boarded double ...

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Greenleighton bastle (Rothley with Hollinghill)
- "A 16th century survey records a stone built house in poor repair at Greenleighton. No trace of an old building can be seen there now..."

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Greenleighton shrunken medieval village (Rothley with Hollinghill)
- "Greenleighton may be the site of a shrunken medieval village. The fields around the present farm include earthworks of banks, enclosures and building platforms. There is said to have been ...

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Chapel at Greenleighton (Rothley with Hollinghill)
- "Traditionally, there is said to have been a chapel at Greenleighton in medieval times. An old building on the present farm is said to be the chapel but there do ...

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Greenleighton Moor walk
- "The Greenleighton Moor walk is a challenging circular walk across moorland, around the shores of Fontburn Reservoir and past some of Wallington's oldest archaeology....."

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