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Holystone, Northumberland

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Holystone, Northumberland

Holystone is a small village in Northumberland, England. It lies on the edge of (and just within) the Northumberland National Park on the north bank of the River Coquet. The main attraction is the Holy Well, traditionally the site of early Christian baptisms, and the source of Holystone's water supply. In the early 12th century Holystone became the home of a priory of Augustinian Canonesses. The priory buildings were demolished during the reformation in 1541.
Post townMORPETH
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNT9502
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01669
 

Other names by which Holystone, Northumberland has been known in the past

Hallystone ~ Halyston

Holystone, Northumberland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Holystone, township, Alwinton par., N. Northumberland, on river Coquet, 6 miles NW. of Rothbury, 2941 ac., pop. 122.

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