Rothbury  Northumberland


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Rothbury like this:

Rothbury, small town, par., and township with ry. sta., Northumberland, on river Coquet, 11 miles SW. of Aluwick and 14 miles NW. of Morpeth - par., 35,788 ac., pop. 2739; township, 3336 ac., pop. 1247; P.O., T.O, 2 Banks. Rothbury presents indications of great antiquity, and is supposed by some to occupy the site of a Roman settlement. It is delightfully situated in a romantic hollow, and is a place of summer resort. There is a market for cattle, sheep, and corn on every alternate Monday.

Rothbury through time

Rothbury is now part of Alnwick district. Click here for graphs and data of how Alnwick has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Rothbury itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Rothbury, in Alnwick and Northumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th August 2022

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