Humshaugh - Northumberland Communities

  • Description

    Information, photographs, maps and census information. "Humshaugh is a township, chapelry and village in the parish of Simonburn. It is 5 miles north of Hexham on the banks of the river North Tyne and not far from the B6318 [Military Road]. The military road is so named because it was built by order of General Wade shortly after the 1745 Jacobite rising to provide a direct and easy passage for troops between Newcastle and Carlisle. The name Humshaugh [pronounced Humzoff] means low ground by the river settled by Hun. An interesting story in the history of Humshaugh is the part the paper mill played in the war against Napoleon...."
  • Owner

    Northumberland County Council
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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