Unthank, Haltwhistle

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Unthank
Unthank is located in Northumberland
Unthank
Unthank
Unthank shown within Northumberland
OS grid referenceNY725625
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHALTWHISTLE
Postcode districtNE49
Dialling code01434
PoliceNorthumbria
FireNorthumberland
AmbulanceNorth East
EU ParliamentNorth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Northumberland
54°57′22″N 2°25′52″W / 54.956°N 2.431°W / 54.956; -2.431Coordinates: 54°57′22″N 2°25′52″W / 54.956°N 2.431°W / 54.956; -2.431

Unthank is a village near Haltwhistle in Northumberland, England. It is first mentioned in writing as Unthanc around 1200.[1]


Governance[edit]

Unthank is in the parliamentary constituency of Hexham.


Landmarks[edit]

Unthank Hall is a Grade II listed mansion house, now serving as commercial offices, situated on the southern bank of the River South Tyne. The house, which was built in the 16th century, incorporating an ancient Pele tower, was substantially remodelled and extended in 1815. The Hall was later rebuilt between 1862 and 1865. Much of the 1865 house has since between demolished and only the central gables and entrance porch survive.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Ekwall, Eilert, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 1960. p. 486. ISBN 0198691033.