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
Population 405 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference NZ095665
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Postcode district NE15
Dialling code 01661
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Northumberland
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]


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External links[edit]

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