River Coquet


The Coquet is a river in Northumberland which rises in the Cheviot Hills and flows eastwards before discharging into the North Sea at Amble. The River Coquet is approximately 40 miles long and has many small tributaries, including the River Alwin. At the monitoring station at Rothbury, the typical river level is 0.26m to 1.80m deep - on the 6th of September 2008, following heavy rain, the river flooded reaching a level of 4.05m.[1]

The River Coquet runs through the county of Northumberland, England, discharging into the North Sea on the east coast of England at Amble. Warkworth Castle is built in a loop of the Coquet.

The river, about in length, rises in the Cheviot Hills and follows a course generally easterly, but greatly winding. It passes Harbottle, near which relics of the Stone Age are seen, and Holystone, where it is recorded that Bishop Paulinus baptized a great body of Northumbrians in the year 627. Several earthworks crown hills above this part of the valley and at Cartington, Tosson and Whitton are relics of medieval border fortifications.

The small town of Rothbury is situated beneath the rugged Simonside Hills. The river dashes through a narrow gully called the Thrum, and then passes Brinkburn Priory, of which the fine Transitional Norman church was restored to use in 1858, while there are fragments of the monastic buildings. This was an Augustinian foundation of the time of Henry I.

A short distance below this the Coquet has its mouth in Warkworth Harbour, with the small port of Amble on the south bank, and Coquet Island a mile out to sea. The river is frequented by sportsmen for salmon and trout fishing. No important tributary is received, but ten smaller tributaries do join the river at intervals, including Usway Burn and the River Alwin.

The earliest known reference to the River Coquet is found in the 7th Century Ravenna Cosmography, where it is known as Coccuveda. Bede referred to Cocuedi fluminis. This can be roughly translated to 'Red River', perhaps reflecting the red porphyritic pebbles found here in large numbers.

The area provides the background to William Gibson's 1828 poem The Sailor or the Coquet Cottage and other Poems some in the Scottish Dialect. Copies of this very rare book are in the British Library and also in the Duke of Northumberland's library at Alnwick Castle.

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Bridge Type / Road Place(s) Opened   Note.
 Warkworth New Bridge  Road   Warkworth   1960's  
 Warkworth Old Bridge  Road/Foot  Warkworth  C14th  Grade II listed. Now closed to traffic.
 Black Bridge    Warkworth    
 Acklington Railway Viaduct  Rail  Acklington    
 Factory Bridge  Road  Acklington Park / Guyzance    
 Felton New Bridge    Felton    
 Felton Old Bridge    Felton    Grade II* listed
 Felton A1 Bridge  Raoad (A1)  Felton    
 Catheugh Bridge    Catheugh    
 Weldon A697 Bridge  Road (A697)    1969  
 Weldon Bridge  Road  Weldon Bridge (village)  c.1760  Grade I listed
 Brinkburn Footbridge  Footbridge  Brinkburn Priory - Middleheugh  1898  
 Paperhaugh Bridge  Road  Paperhaugh  1862  Grade II listed
 Rothbury Bridge  Road  Rothbury  c.1460  Grade II listed
 Rothbury Footbridge  Footbridge  Rothbury  1965  
 Golf Club Bridge  Track  Rothbury  nk  Only the piers remain (2016)
 Lady's Bridge  Footbridge  Rothbury  1963  
 Thropton Footbridge        
 Caiston Bridge        
 Hepple Bridge   Road (B6341)  Hepple  1874  
 Holystone Footbridge        
 Sharperton Bridge        
 Harbottle footbridge  Footbridge    1970s  
 Alwinton Bridge      1937  
 Linshiels Bridge      1958  
 Linbriggs Bridge      1936  
 Shillmoor Bridge      1932  
 Bygate Hall Bridge      1935  
 Wedder Leap Footbridge  Footbridge      
 Barrowburn Bridge      1935  
 Carshope Bridge      1938  
 Carlcroft Footbridge      1938  
 Blindburn Footridge  Footbridge  Blindburn  1955  
 Buckham's Bridge  Road  Blindburn  1955  
 Makendon Bridge  Road  Makendon  1968  
 Chew Green Bridge  Road  Chew Green  1968  

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Warkworth et la rivière Coquet, comté de Northumberland, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni.

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Warkworth Castle

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River Aln - Warkworth, Northumberland

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Autumn Reflections

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Upper Coquetdale in the Cheviots

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River Coquet from Warkworth Castle

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Coquet River, Rothbury

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Coquetdale

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Guyzance
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Guyzance
- Overview About Guyzance Map Street View Guyzance is a village in Northumberland, located by the River Coquet and about 5 miles south of Alnwick and 3 miles west of Warkworth. ...
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Bridge over The River Coquet - Felton, Northumberland

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The River Coquet and bridge - Felton, Northumberland

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Felton, Northumberland
- Overview About Felton Map Street View   Felton is a small village in north Northumberland in North East England. Felton is situated about 10 miles south of Alnwick and 9 ...
Cragside
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Cragside
- Overview About Cragside Map Street View Cragside was the country house and estate of industrialist Lord William Armstrong and Lady Margaret Armstrong. It was the first house in the world ...
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The River Coquet - Felton, Northumberland

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Warkworth Hermitage
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Warkworth Hermitage
- Overview Further Information "The Hermitage is reached by boat across the river Coquet. It was almost certainly established in about 1400 by the 1st Earl. Rather than a secluded dwelling ...
Warkworth Old Bridge
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Warkworth Old Bridge
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 ...
Harbottle
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Harbottle
- Overview About Harbottle Map Street View Harbottle is a village in Northumberland, located about 20 miles north-west of Morpeth, and situated by the River Coquet. To the west of the ...
Thropton
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Thropton
- Overview About Thropton Map Street View Thropton, Northumberland. Thropton is a small village in Northumberland, England, situated about 2 miles west of Rothbury near the junction of the Wreigh Burn ...
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Felton Old Bridge
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Felton Old Bridge
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River Alwin
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River Alwin
- The Alwin is river in Northumberland. It is a tributary of the River Coquet, which it joins mear Alwinton.
Weldon Bridge
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Weldon Bridge
- Overview Map Street View Weldon Bridge is a hamlet situated by the River Coquet in Northumberland; located just off the A697 road between Longhorsley and Longframlington. The stone bridge, which ...
Rothbury
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Rothbury
- Overview Further Information Map Street View Rothbury is a traditional market town which straddles the River Coquet. It is located in central Northumberland just over 13 miles noth west of ...
Brinkburn Priory
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Brinkburn Priory
- Overview About Map Brinkburn Priory was a medieval monastery built on a tight bend of the River Coquet, located 1.8 miles south west of Longframlington, in Northumberland. It was founded by ...
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Warkworth
- Overview History Map Street View Warkworth is a village in Northumberland situated in a loop of the River Coquet about 1 mile from the coast. The village's medieval history is ...
Amble
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Amble
- Overview History Map Street View Amble is a costal town in Northumberland located at the mouth of the River Coquet, opposite Coquet Island. The town is located just north of ...
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Weldon Bridge with River Coquet in spate

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Pauperhaugh
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Pauperhaugh
- Overview Map Street View Pauperhaugh is a hamlet by the River Coquet in Northumberland.
Pauperhaugh Bridge
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Pauperhaugh Bridge
- Overview Map Street View Pauperhaugh bridge over the River Coquet.
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Warkworth Castle

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Coquet footbridge

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Hepple, Northumberland
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Hepple, Northumberland
- Overview About Hepple Map Street View   Hepple is a small village and parish in rural Northumberland, 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Rothbury, which provides most of its local ...
Guyzance Mill
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Guyzance Mill
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Factory Bridge over River Coquet
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Factory Bridge over River Coquet
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Dam on the River Coquet
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Dam on the River Coquet
Hepple Bridge
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Hepple Bridge
- Overview Map Street View Hepple Bridge carries the B6341 road across the River Coquet a quarter of a mile south of Hepple, Northumberland. The bridge dates from 1874, though the ...
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River Coquet

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View downstream from bridge over River Coquet

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Bridge at Chew Green
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Bridge at Chew Green
- Overview Map Street View The small concrete bridge over the River Coquet, near the remains of Chew Green Roman Fort, was built in 1968.[1] It is the first bridge over ...
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River Coquet, Chew Green

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River Coquet

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Makendon Bridge
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Makendon Bridge
- Overview Map Street View The small road bridge over the River Coquet, located just under a quater mile noth-east of Makendon, was built in 1968.[1] It is in a remote ...
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The confluence of Buckham's Walls Burn and the River Coquet

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Blindburn Footbridge
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Blindburn Footbridge
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Buckham's Bridge, Blindburn
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Buckham's Bridge, Blindburn
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River Coquet

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Temporary footbridge, Rothbury

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Rothbury Bridge
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Rothbury Bridge
- Overview Map The road bridge over the River Coquet at Rothbury was originally built in 1460. The bridge is Grade II listed. The bridge was badly damaged during storms and ...
Lady's Bridge, Rothbury
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Lady's Bridge, Rothbury
Golf Club Bridge, Rothbury
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Golf Club Bridge, Rothbury
- Overview Map Street View Only the piers remain (2016) after the bridge was damaged.
Sharperton, Northumberland
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Sharperton, Northumberland
- Overview Map Street View Sharperton is a rural village in Northumberland situated by the River Coquet. It is located about 6 miles west of Rothbury, a mile and a half ...
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River level - River Coquet at Rothbury
- River level information from the monitoring station at Rothbury.

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River level - River Coquet at Morwick

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The northern flank of Shillhope Law

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Barrowburn, Northumberland
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Barrowburn, Northumberland
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Sheep in Upper Coquetdale

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