Postbox by Tom Oliphant
Postbox by Tom Oliphant

A bit about this site

I came to live near Hunstanworth in 2003 from Newcastle upon Tyne, and became fascinated by its history, the people who have lived and worked here and the heritage they have left behind them.

I collected information and photographs from all kinds of people, living locally and half way around the world, with the aim of discovering and sharing Hunstanworth's past. Because I am soon to be moving out of the area, no further information will be added to the website, but it will stay online as a resource for future researchers.

Because Hunstanworth and Blanchland are just two miles apart, many of their stories overlap and intertwine, and for that reason the two history websites share some common pages. Choosing certain pages, you might find yourself whisked off to the Blanchland website; to return to the Hunstanworth site, simply use your 'Back' button or click on the 'Hunstanworth' button in the top right corner of the screen.

Hunstanworth is 2.5 miles south-west of Blanchland close to the border of Northumberland and County Durham.

Here's a map

Situated within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the parish of Hunstanworth is made up of the village itself, the hamlets of Townfield and Ramshaw and several outlying farms and cottages.