Holystone : Location And Topography
The village of Holystone is situated about 12km west of the small market town of Rothbury in upper Coquetdale in west-central Northumberland, and lies on the eastern edge of the Northumberland National Park. Today Holystone comprises a settlement centred around the church, with the fine house of Holystone Grange at the settlement formerly called Woodhouses, located about 2km to the south of the village. Holystone Burn runs along the southern edge of the settlement, and flows into the River Coquet a short distance to the east.
A stream, leading down from the evocative Lady Well to the north, joins a former mill race to flow through the village in a stone-lined channel. To the north and west, Holystone is overlooked by the afforested hills of Harbottle Wood, while to the south Holystone Common rises towards Harehaugh Hill, and to the east the River Coquet cuts her way through central Northumberland towards the coastal plain.
View of Holystone Village looking West