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Rothbury, Northumberland

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Rothbury, Northumberland

Rothbury is a town and civil parish in Northumberland, England. It is located on the River Coquet, 13.5 miles northwest of Morpeth and 26 miles north-northwest of Newcastle upon Tyne. At the time of the United Kingdom Census 2001, Rothbury had a population of 1,740. Rothbury emerged as a relatively important town in the historic district of Coquetdale because of its situation at a crossroads over a ford along the River Coquet.
Post townMORPETH
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNU0501
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01669
Population1,740 (2001)

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

Rathbury ~ Robire ~ Rochbury ~ Routhbyrig

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

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.

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