SNITTER, a township, in the parish and union of Rothbury, W. division of Coquetdale ward, N. division of Northumberland, 2¾ miles (N.W. by W.) from Rothbury; containing 163 inhabitants. It stands upon a conical mount, between two streams called Wreigh and Lorbottle, which shortly afterwards unite, and join the Coquet river. The lands in the neighbourhood are of the most excellent quality, and the hedgerows are unusually high and vigorous.
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.