NEWBROUGH, a parochial chapelry, in the union of Hexham, N. W. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 5½ miles (N.W. by W.) from Hexham; containing 547 inhabitants. This place was formed into a borough by the Cumin family, about the beginning of the reign of Henry III., when they obtained a charter for a market at Thornton, which was the name of the estate where the new burgh was situated. Its position on Carel-street and the road out of North into South Tindale, and on sheltered and fertile grounds, rendered it very suitable as a resting-place for travellers; here Edward I. and his court lingered, in their march westward, in 1306. The chapelry is on the north side of the South Tyne, and comprises about 6967 acres, of which 2500 are arable, 150 wood, and the remainder moorland and pasture; the soil in the valley of the Tyne is rich, but in the higher grounds of inferior quality. The Newcastle and Carlisle railway passes through. The old mansion-house was rebuilt by the late Richard Lambert, Esq., in a handsome style, and is embellished with a lawn and gardens: Newbrough Lodge was erected at the close of the last century by William Ord, Esq. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Warden: the chapel, dedicated to St. Peter, having become ruinous, was rebuilt in 1797, and is a plain edifice, but occupying a beautifully-sequestered situation, in a cemetery of more than two acres, surrounded by lands rich in herbage and trees.
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.