Holystone, Northumberland

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Holystone is located in Northumberland
Holystone shown within Northumberland
OS grid reference NT955025
• London 275 mi (443 km) SSE
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MORPETH
Postcode district NE65
Dialling code 01669
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
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55°19′01″N 2°04′19″W / 55.317°N 2.072°W / 55.317; -2.072Coordinates: 55°19′01″N 2°04′19″W / 55.317°N 2.072°W / 55.317; -2.072

Holystone is a small village in Northumberland, England. It lies on the edge of (and just within) the Northumberland National Park on the north bank of the River Coquet. A significant landmark is Holy Well, traditionally the site of early Christian baptisms, and the source of Holystone's water supply.[1]

In the early 12th century Holystone became the home of a priory of Augustinian Canonesses. The priory buildings were demolished during the reformation in 1541.[2]

In 1903, Newcastle upon Tyne-based architect Frank West Rich purchased Dues Hill Grange and 3000 acres of land in Holystone, which he subsequently renovated.[3]


Holystone is in the parliamentary constituency of Berwick-upon-Tweed.


  1. ^ "Holystone : The History", Northumberland National Park web site. Retrieved 16 July 2014
  2. ^ "Holystone Priory, Holystone (Harbottle)", Keys to the Past web site. Retrieved 16 July 2014
  3. ^ Armstrong, Barrie; Armstrong, Wendy (2013). The Arts and Crafts Movement in the North East of England. A Handbook. Wetherby: Oblong Creative Ltd. p. 235. ISBN 9 780957599215. 

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