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Newbrough Parochial Chapelry, 1855

Extract from: History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland...Whellan, William, & Co, 1855.

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..

THE VILLAGE of Newbrough is pleasantly situated on the north side of the Tyne, four and three-quarter miles north-west by north of Hexham. THE CHAPEL, dedicated to Saint Peter, is a neat stone edifice, with a square tower, and stands a short distance west of the village. The register of this chapelry is kept with that of Warden. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the presentation of the Vicar of Warden, and incumbency of the Rev. Christopher Bird junr., B .A. There was a school erected here by subscription, in 1818, upon the property of the late Rev. Henry Wastell, but the site not having been conveyed into the hands of trustees, his family have since resumed the grant. In 1853, another school was erected by subscription under grant from the Committee of Council on Education, on land east of the village, granted by the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital. NEWBROUGH READING ROOM AND MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY, was established in 1849. The building in which the meetings of this society have been held, having become too small for the increasing number of members, they are now (1854) erecting a more suitable one, on a site generously given by the Rev. J.F. Bigge, of Stamfordham.

ALLERWASH is a hamlet in this chapelry, situated on the South Tyne, four and three quarter miles W.N.W. of Hexham. BUSH is another hamlet, 4 miles W.N.W. of the same place. WOODSHIELDS is also a hamlet, situated 2¼ miles E.N.E. of Haydon Bridge.

POST OFFICE, NEWBROUGH, Ann Carr, postmistress. Letters arrive here, from Hexham, at 4:00 PM, and are dispatched there too at 8:00 AM


Benson William, coal proprietor, etc. Allerwash House; Works, Fourstones

Bell Christopher, mason

Charlton George, shoemaker

Charlton Thomas, cartwright

Corbett Thomas, blacksmith

Coulson Gustavus H. Esq.

Cranston Margaret, schoolmistress

Forster Charles, schoolmaster

Forster Joseph, shopkeeper

Hetherington John, shoemaker

Hindmarsh Edward, shopkeeper

Hindmarsh John and Thomas, millers

Middleton Miss Janet Maria

Nicholson John, shopkeeper

Parker Thomas, cart proprietor, Stonecroft 

Stokoe Anne, beerhouse, Allerwash

Surtees George, joiner

Surtees Richard, vict. Red Lion, & butcher

Welsh Gilbert, cart proprietor, Stonecroft


Dickinson William, East Wharmly

Fairless William

Gibson George, the Bush

Magnay Charles, Settling Stones

Reed Robert

Ridley George

Robson Matthew, Allerwash

Snowball Cuthbert, yeoman, West Wharmly

Temperly Robert, Allerwash

Thompson Thomas, Carrow

Todd Nicholas, Yeoman, Stonecroft 

CARRIER to Newcastle, Edward Hindmarsh on Wednesdays.

Newbrough Civil Parish Tindale Ward, 1855 Northumberland Parishes and Townships - 1855


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