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The Glendale union, of which Wooler is the head, comprises 45 parishes and places, and contains a population of 14,000 persons. On a circular mount near the town are the remains of a tower, apparently of Norman origin. There are also many intrenchments in the vicinity, of which the most remarkable is Humbleton Hugh, circular in form, with a large cairn on the summit; the sides of the hill are formed into terraces, about twenty feet broad, in three successive tiers, which, when they were filled with soldiers, presented a formidable resistance to any assailing force.  Date accessed: 06 March 2011.
For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: www.workhouses.org.uk and http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Glendale/Glendale.shtml
Parishes in the Union
Branxton, Northumberland Carham, Northumberland Chatton, Northumberland Chillingham, Northumberland Doddington, Northumberland Fenton, Northumberland Ford, Northumberland Ilderton, Northumberland Ingram, Northumberland Kirknewton, Northumberland Lowick, Northumberland Wooler, Northumberland
Few records survive. The deposited records are held at:
Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office
Tel: 01289 301865
Fax: 01289 330540
- ↑ From: 'Wookey - Woolos, St.', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 661-663.
- ↑ From: 'Wookey - Woolos, St British History.ac.uk
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