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Hepscott, Northumberland

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Hepscott, Northumberland

Hepscott is a small village in the county of Northumberland, England, about 2 miles south east of Morpeth, the county town. The name is Anglo-Saxon in origin and a derivation of "Shepherd's Cote". This suggests that the village, which was a hamlet prior to expansion since the 1980s, originated as the homestead of a shepherd, possibly in the early medieval period.
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNZ2284
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Population898 (2001 census)

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

Hepscott, township and ry. sta., in par. and 2 miles SE. of Morpeth, S. Northumberland, 1604 ac., pop. 211.

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