Juniper, Northumberland

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This article is about a village in Northumberland. For other uses, see Juniper (disambiguation).
Peth Head Cottage, Juniper village - - 876727.jpg
Peth Head Cottage, Juniper village
Juniper is located in Northumberland
Juniper shown within Northumberland
OS grid reference NY935585
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HEXHAM
Postcode district NE47
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54°55′16″N 2°06′11″W / 54.921°N 2.103°W / 54.921; -2.103Coordinates: 54°55′16″N 2°06′11″W / 54.921°N 2.103°W / 54.921; -2.103

Juniper is a hamlet in the English county of Northumberland.

It is about 5 miles (8 km) due south of Hexham in the area known as Hexhamshire.


Juniper is in the parliamentary constituency of Hexham.

Proposed change of name[edit]

As an April Fools' Day joke, in April 2010 the Hexham Courant reported[1] the following:

A Hexhamshire hamlet is changing its name in order to cash in on the millions of a sixties superstar. The tiny community of Juniper will in future be known as Jennifer Juniper, following a request from hippy Hero Donovan. Cash-strapped Northumberland County Council is understood to have agreed to the name change in return for a £5 million donation to council coffers. The denim-decked singer made a fortune in the 1960s from songs like Catch the wind, Universal Soldier, Mellow Yellow and Sunshine Superman, but his personal favourite was always Jennifer Juniper. He took a tour of Tynedale whilst staying at Slaley Hall and fell in love with the quaint hamlet of Juniper. He spotted a dappled mare grazing in a field and just wanted to be part of the place. Villagers have reported being offered large wads of cash for their properties but no-one was prepared to move out of the close-knit community. A consultation exercise on the name change is being carried out by the county council, but comments had to be in by noon yesterday.


  1. ^ "Hippy pop star planes to buy hamlet". Hexham Courant (2 April 2010). p. 3. 

External links[edit]

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