Howick, Northumberland

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Howick
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Howick
Howick is located in Northumberland
Howick
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Howick shown within Northumberland
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Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townALNWICK
Postcode districtNE66
Dialling code01665
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55°27′04″N 1°35′53″W / 55.451°N 1.598°W / 55.451; -1.598Coordinates: 55°27′04″N 1°35′53″W / 55.451°N 1.598°W / 55.451; -1.598

Howick (/ˈhɪk/ HOH-ik)[1] is a village in Northumberland, between Boulmer and Craster. It is just inland from the North Sea, into which Howick Burn flows from Howick Hall. The pronunciation of the name of the village varies among the inhabitants, depending on social class; the aristocrats in the Hall use "Hoh-wick", which is probably the more correct,[clarification needed] but the villagers invariably use "How-ick".[citation needed]


Landmarks[edit]

Howick Hall

Howick Hall was the seat of the Prime Minister Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, after whom the famous tea is named. The original Earl Grey tea was specially blended by a Chinese mandarin to suit the water at Howick, and was later marketed by Twinings. Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum are open to the public.

Howick is the namesake of the nearby Mesolithic Howick house archaeological site.

Notable people[edit]

  • Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, after whom the tea is named, had his seat at Howick Hall.
  • Fred Taylor, Halley Professor of Physics at Oxford University, grew up in the village from age 5.


References[edit]

  1. ^ not, as commonly believed, /ˈhɔɪk/ hoik as in Hawick

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