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HEXHAM

Location of Hexham
The location of the Parish of Hexham (shown in green).

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"HEXHAM parish is bounded on the north by the Tyne, on the west and south-west by the parishes of Allendale and Warden, on the south by the county of Durham, and on the south-east and north-east by the parishes of Corbridge, Slaley, and Shotley. It comprises the townships of Hexham, High Quarter, Low Quarter, Middle Quarter, and West Quarter, whose united area is 27,973 acres. The population in 1801, was 4,565; in 1811, 4,855; in l821, 5,436; in 1831, 6,042; in 1841, 5,989; and in 1851, 6,537 souls. The soil is various; the valleys in general, are rich and highly cultivated, while the greater part of the high lands is quite unimprovable, and produces only poor grasses or heath. The vale of Hexham is peculiarly striking and beautiful, and the nurseries, gardens, shrubberies, and woods, are numerous and flourishing. Of this lovely vale, it is justly said, 'harvests are the earliest, its trees have the richest foliage, and its landscape the most-diversified of any in Northumberland.' This parish is intersected by the Newscastle and Carlisle Railway. The land in this district belongs to a great number of proprietors; the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital are, however, the principal landowners." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].

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