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Alwinton, Northumberland

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Alwinton, Northumberland

Alwinton (previously named "Allenton" and sometimes still referred to as this) is a village and parish in Northumberland, England. It is about 18 miles to the west of Alnwick. Alwinton village lies at the head of the Coquet valley, on the edge of both the Otterburn Army Training Estate and the Northumberland National Park, roughly 10 miles from the border with Scotland. A road continues past Alwinton into the Cheviot Hills where it terminates at the ancient Roman encampment of Chew Green.
Post townMORPETH
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNT9206
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01669
Population71 (2001 census)

Other names by which Alwinton, Northumberland has been known in the past


Alwinton, Northumberland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Alwinton, or Allenton, par. and township, N.Northumberland, on river Coquet, at union with river Alwin, 19 miles SW. of Alnwick -- par., 46,681 ac., pop. 1177; township, 1194 ac., pop. 88; P.O.

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