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Alwinton Parish, 1848


ALLENTON, or Allwinton (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Rothbury, W. division of Coquetdale ward, N. division of Northumberland; comprising the townships of Allenton, Biddleston, Borrowdon, Clennell, Fairhaugh, Farnham, Linbriggs, Netherton, North and South Sides, Peals, and Sharperton; and containing 1,255 inhabitants, of whom 78 are in the township of Allenton, 19 miles (W. by S.) from Alnwick. The parish is of great extent, stretching from the parish of Rothbury to Scotland, and 20 miles from east to west; and consists almost entirely of porphyritic mountains, presenting very abrupt elevations, covered with short thick grass, valuable for rearing sheep. The river Coquet rises within its limits, and here pursues a winding course through a very narrow valley, the mountains rising in many parts almost perpendicularly from its bed; it is joined by the Alwine, which gives name to the parish. The living is a vicarage not in charge, with the curacy of Hallystone annexed; net income, £130, with a glebe-house lately built; patron, the Duke of Northumberland; impropriators, Thomas Clennell, Esq., and others. The church is an ancient edifice, greatly disfigured by repairs. Here was formerly an hospital belonging to the convent at Hallystone; and on the south side of the Coquet are vestiges of an old structure, called Barrow Peel, to the west of which is Ridlee-Cairn Hill, supposed to have been a burial-place of the ancient Britons. Throughout the district are numerous other remains of the Britons, consisting of encampments, cromlechs, &c.; and at Chew green, near the Scottish border, are the remains of a very extensive Roman station, the next to the north from Bremenium, High Rochester.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.

Alwinton Civil Parish Sharperton Township, 1848 Netherton Alwinton Borrowdon Township, 1848 Fairhaugh Biddleston Township, 1848 Clennell Township, 1848 Farnham Parishes and Townships - 1848 Linbriggs
Clennell Township, 1848
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Clennell Township, 1848
- CLENNELL, a township, in the parish of Allenton, union of Rothbury, W. division of Coquetdale ward, N. division of Northumberland, 10¼ miles (W.N.W.) from Rothbury; containing 18 inhabitants. This place ...
Sharperton Township, 1848
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Sharperton Township, 1848
- SHARPERTON, a township, in the parish of Allenton, union of Rothbury, W. division of Coquetdale ward, N. division of Northumberland, 6½ miles (W. by N.) from Rothbury; containing 89 inhabitants. ...
Borrowdon Township, 1848
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Borrowdon Township, 1848
- BORROWDON, a township, in the parish of Allenton, union of Rothbury, W. division of Coquetdale ward, N. division of Northumberland; containing 165 inhabitants. It is situated about a mile south-west ...
Fairhaugh
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Fairhaugh
- FAIRHAUGH, a township, in the parish of Allenton, union of Rothbury, W. division of Coquetdale ward, N. division of Northumberland, 13 miles (N.N.W.) from Rothbury; containing 5 inhabitants. It lies ...
Biddleston Township, 1848
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Biddleston Township, 1848
- BIDDLESTON, a township, in the parish of Allenton, union of Rothbury, W. division of Coquetdale ward, N. division of Northumberland, 7¾ miles (N.W. by W.) from Rothbury; containing 140 inhabitants. ...
Farnham
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Farnham
- The hamlets of Low Farnham and High Farnham are situated by the River Coquet, located about 5 miles west of Rothbury in Northumberland. FARNHAM, a township, in the parish of ...
Alwinton
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Alwinton
- Overview About Alwinton Map Street View Alwinton is a village in Northumberland located in Coquet Valley, close to where the River Alwin joins the River Coquet. About half a mile ...
Netherton
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Netherton
- Overview About Netherton Map Street View Netherton is a village in Northumberland, located about 6 miles north-west of Rothbury. The village is part of the Civil Parish of Netherton and ...
Linbriggs
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Linbriggs
- Linbriggs is a hamlet by the River Coquest in Northumberland, located about 11 miles north-west of Rothbury and just under 2 miles west of Alwinton. There are remains of medieval ...

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