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Alnmouth, Northumberland

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Alnmouth, Northumberland

Alnmouth is a village in Northumberland, England. It is situated just off the main A1068 road, about 4 miles south-east of Alnwick. Located at the mouth of the River Aln, the village has been an important trading port in Northumberland's past, mainly involved in the export of grain, and smuggling. Due to the trade in grain, the village contained a number of granaries. The port declined after the river changed course during a violent storm in 1806.
DistrictAlnwick
Post townALNWICK
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNU2410
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01665
Population562
 

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

Alemouth

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

Alnmouth, township and seaport, Lesbury par., N. Northumberland, at mouth of river Aln, 5 miles SE. of Alnwick, 296 ac. and 250 water and foreshore, pop. 535; P.O., T.O.

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