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Ninebanks, Northumberland

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Ninebanks, Northumberland

  Ninebanks is a small village in south west Northumberland, England in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 8 miles north-east of Alston by road. It is noted for the early sixteenth century Ninebanks Tower, sometimes described as a pele tower, but possibly built as a watchtower. It is made of sandstone and has four floors, the lowest of which is now below the level of the road.
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNY7853
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East

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

Nine Banks

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

Ninebanks, eccl. dist. and vil., Allendale par., Northumberland - dist., pop. 753; vil., on West Allen river, 12 miles SW. of Hexham; P.O., called Nine Banks.

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