Kirkhaugh

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Kirkhaugh
Northumberland
River South Tyne - Geograph-2371421-by-Peter-McDermott.jpg
River South Tyne from Kirkhaugh Bridge
Location
Grid reference: NY696499
Location: 54°50’35"N, 2°28’23"W
Data
Post town: Alston
Postcode: CA9
Dialling code: 01434
Local Government
Council: Northumberland
Parliamentary
constituency:
Hexham

Kirkhaugh is a very small village adjacent to the River South Tyne in Northumberland. The village lies close to the A689 road about two miles north of Alston across in Cumberland.

Transport

Although the Standard Gauge Alston Line from Haltwhistle to Alston passed through Kirkhaugh there was no station here when normal British Rail passenger services operated. The line opened in 1852 and closed in 1976.

Since 1983 a narrow gauge railway has opened on part of the original track bed. The railway, known as the South Tynedale Railway, is a 2-foot gauge line and runs two and a half miles from Alston to a station at Kirkhaugh and includes a viaduct over the River South Tyne. Efforts are being made to extend the line to Slaggyford.

Church

The church, rebuilt in 1869, is thought to be the only church dedicated to the Holy Paraclete.[1]

Church and old Rectory at Kirkhaugh

Outside links

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References

  1. Geoffrey Purves (2006). Churches of Newcastle and Northumberland. Stroud, Gloucestershire, England: Tempus Publishing Limited. pp. 105. ISBN 0-7524-4071-3. http://www.tempus-publishing.com.