Local History: Brinkburn and Hesleyhurst

  • Description

    "The parish of Brinkburn lies in central Northumberland and is divided by the River Coquet. At its western end the parish stretches from just outside the fringes of Rothbury along the valley of the Coquet to Weldon Bridge. In the north, the parish lies on rising ground on the edge of Longframlington Common. The name `Brinkburn' probably means `Brynca's burn, burh or spring', or `the burn, burh or spring beneath the brink or hill'. And, to digress a little, Brinkburn is said by one tradition to be the burial place of the Northumbrian fairies....."
  • Owner

    Keys to the Past (Durham & Northumbria County Councils)
  • Source

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  • Further information

    Link: https://keystothepast.info/search-records/results-of-search/results-of-search-2/site-details/?PRN=N12999
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 10 months ago
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