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Harbottle, Northumberland

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Harbottle, Northumberland

Harbottle is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, England about 10 miles south-east of the Scottish border, nestled among the Cheviot Hills and inside Northumberland National Park. The village is the site of Harbottle Castle built by order of Henry II. Now in ruins, the castle was constructed by the Umfraville family to protect against invaders from Scotland. The National Gazetteer (1868) comments as follows: HARBOTTLE, a township in the parish of Alwinton, W.
Post townMORPETH
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNT9304
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01669
Population235 (2001 census)

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


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

Harbottle, township and hamlet, Alwinton par., N. Northumberland, 84 miles NW. of Rothbury, 534 ac., pop. 159; P.O.; has ruins of Harbottle Castle (1155-1189), also a Druidical stone and a rock basin.

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