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Woodhorn, Northumberland

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Woodhorn, Northumberland

Woodhorn is a village in Northumberland, England about 2 miles east of Ashington. The village is sometimes identified with Wucestre, given to St Cuthbert by King Ceolwulf when he gave up his throne in 737 to become a monk at Lindisfarne. A medieval bell at Woodhorn, inscribed "Ave Maria", is said to be one of the oldest in existence.
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNZ2988
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01670

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

Woodhorn Demesne

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

Woodhorn, par. and township, Northumberland, 8 miles NE. of Morpeth - par. (containing Newbiggin, North Seaton, Widdrington, &c.), 12,402 ac., pop. 5049; township, 1485 ac., pop. 177.

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