Place:


Alnwick  Northumberland

 

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Alnwick like this:

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.

Alnwick through time

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How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Alnwick in Northumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/312

Date accessed: 19th December 2018


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