Thropton


Thropton, Northumberland.

Thropton is a small village in Northumberland, England, situated about 2 miles west of Rothbury near the junction of the Wreigh Burn and the River Coquet. In the village is a fine bridge over the Wreigh Burn which was built in 1811. There is a haugh to the south of the village, and imposing views of Simonside, a long low crag south of the Coquet that runs between Rothbury and Thropton.

Amenities

There is a sub post office with a small village shop selling general provisions including fresh fruit and vegetables. A wider range of shops and facilities is available at Rothbury or further afield.

Thropton has two pubs: the Cross Keys and the Three Wheat Heads. The Three Wheat Heads is a 300-year-old coaching inn.

Landmarks

A little over a mile to the south of the village are the ruins of Great Tosson Tower, a pele tower probably built in the late fifteenth century and later used as part of a system of watch towers designed to curb the activities of the Border Reivers.

Transport links

Thropton is the terminus for the 14 Thropton - Rothbury - Morpeth bus which is a lifeline to the rural community. It is currently operated by Arriva Northumbria and was formerly operated by Go North East.

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