Horsley, Northumberland

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Horsley
North Farm, Horsley - geograph.org.uk - 1123477.jpg
North Farm, Horsley
Horsley is located in Northumberland
Horsley
Horsley
Horsley shown within Northumberland
Population405 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceNZ095665
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Postcode districtNE15
Dialling code01661
PoliceNorthumbria
FireNorthumberland
AmbulanceNorth East
EU ParliamentNorth East England
UK Parliament
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54°59′35″N 1°51′11″W / 54.993°N 1.853°W / 54.993; -1.853Coordinates: 54°59′35″N 1°51′11″W / 54.993°N 1.853°W / 54.993; -1.853

Horsley is a small village 10 miles (16 km) west of Newcastle upon Tyne and 10 miles (16 km) east of Hexham. The A69 road used to pass through the village but now bypasses the village just to the north.

Governance[edit]

Horsley is in the parliamentary constituency of Hexham.

Landmarks[edit]

Welton Hall

Two miles north-west of the village are the remains of a medieval manor house and tower house at Welton Hall, now located within a farm complex. The tower house dates from the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century and is roofless. The manor house is even older, but has been much altered and rebuilt.[2]

Rudchester Hall

Two miles north-east of Horsley is the site of the Roman fort of Vindobala, of which little is now visible. Nearby is Rudchester Hall, a medieval pele tower, much altered and extended in Gothick style in the 18th and 19th centuries.[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  2. ^ Welton Hall at British Listed Buildings Online
  3. ^ Rudchester Hall at British Listed Buildings Online

External links[edit]

Media related to Horsley, Northumberland at Wikimedia Commons