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Alnwick, Northumberland

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Alnwick, Northumberland

Alnwick is a small market town in north Northumberland, England. The town's population was just over 8,000 at the time of the 2001 census, while the former Alnwick district's population was 31,029. According to Country Life, October 2002, "Alnwick is the most picturesque market town in Northumberland, and the best place to live in Britain".
Post townALNWICK
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNU1813
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01665
Population7,767 (2001 census)

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

Alan Wic ~ Alauna ~ Alnewic ~ Alnewick ~ Alnewicke ~ Alnwich ~ Anwick ~ Ealn Wic

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

Alnwick, par., township, and market town, N. Northumb., on river Aln, 38½ miles N. by W. of Newcastle-on-Tyne and 310 miles N. of London by rail -- par., 16,986 ac., pop. 7447; township, 16,749 ac. (70 water), pop. 7440; town, pop. 6693; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday. It is a town of great antiquity, was the scene of numerous conflicts in the Scottish wars, and underwent sieges by the Scots in 1093,1135,1174,1328, and 1448. Beside the town is Alnwick Castle, the historic residence of the Dukes of Northumberland, and one of the finest examples of a feudal fortress in the kingdom. Its walls enclose 5 ac., and the grounds extend 5 miles in length.

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