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River South Tyne - Geograph-2371421-by-Peter-McDermott.jpg
River South Tyne from Kirkhaugh Bridge
Kirkhaugh is located in Northumberland
Kirkhaugh shown within Northumberland
OS grid reference NY696499
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ALSTON
Postcode district CA9
Dialling code 01434
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°50′35″N 2°28′23″W / 54.843°N 2.473°W / 54.843; -2.473Coordinates: 54°50′35″N 2°28′23″W / 54.843°N 2.473°W / 54.843; -2.473


Kirkhaugh is a very small village adjacent to the River South Tyne in Northumberland, England. The village lies close to the A689 road north of Alston, Cumbria.


Kirkhaugh is in the parliamentary constituency of Hexham.



Although the Standard Gauge Alston Line from Haltwhistle to Alston passed through Kirkhaugh, there was no station here when normal British Rail passenger services operated. The line opened in 1852 and closed in 1976.

Since 1983 a narrow-gauge railway has opened on part of the original trackbed. The railway, known as the South Tynedale Railway, is a 2-foot (0.61 m) gauge line and runs 2.5 miles (4.0 km) from Alston to a station at Kirkhaugh, and includes a viaduct over the River South Tyne. Efforts are being made to extend the line north to Slaggyford.

Religious sites[edit]

The church, rebuilt in 1869, is thought to be the only English church dedicated to the Holy Paraclete (that is, the Holy Spirit).[1]

Church and old Rectory at Kirkhaugh, Northumberland February 2014

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Purves, Geoffrey (2006). Churches of Newcastle and Northumberland. Stroud, Gloucestershire, England: Tempus Publishing Limited. p. 105. ISBN 0-7524-4071-3. Archived from the original on 2016-01-13. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kirkhaugh at Wikimedia Commons