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Hepple
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Hepple
Hepple is located in Northumberland
Hepple
Hepple
Location within Northumberland
Population144 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceNT985005
Civil parish
  • Rothbury
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMORPETH
Postcode districtNE65
PoliceNorthumbria
FireNorthumberland
AmbulanceNorth East
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Northumberland
55°17′55″N 2°01′31″W / 55.298604°N 2.025170°W / 55.298604; -2.025170Coordinates: 55°17′55″N 2°01′31″W / 55.298604°N 2.025170°W / 55.298604; -2.025170
Woodhouses Bastle

Hepple is a small village and parish in rural Northumberland, 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Rothbury, which provides most of its local services. It is on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, and lies on the bank of the river Coquet, at a location which was on the Coquet Stop Line, of which a pillbox remains. It is on the road between Rothbury and Otterburn. The village contains a Church, village hall and post office.

Half a mile north-east of the village along the road to Rothbury are the ruins of Hepple Tower, a fourteenth-century tower house, which is listed by English Heritage as a building at risk.[2] A mile to the west, close to the country house of Holystone Grange, is Woodhouses Bastle, dated 1602 and restored and re-roofed in the twentieth century, a well-preserved bastle which may have been converted from a pele tower.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  2. ^ Hepple Tower on the At Risk Register[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Woodhouses Bastle