Field, Valley

Area of origin

NE England

Area of use

NE England

Related terms


Flat land adjacent to river bend – usually on the inside bend, oftern prone to flooding. New housing estates built on the ‘haugh’ always raise eyebrows locally!
very much in everyday use . Most villages in rural Northumberland near rivers will have a field, house or farm referred to simply as ‘The Haugh’ (pronounced ‘Hoff’) [R.S.]


From Old English ‘healh’ mearning a corner of land [R.S.]

Example locations

  • Dilston, Wide and Redhouse Haughs
    Corbridge, Northumberland
  • Harehaugh
    Hepple, Northumberland

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Entry contributors:

Rob Say, Stephen Porteus, Richard Webb