Netherwitton  Northumberland


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Netherwitton like this:

WITTON (Nether), a township in Morpeth district, and a parish partly also in Rothbury district, Northumberland The township lies on the river Font, 4 miles N of Angerton r. station, and 8 WNW of Morpeth; contains a picturesque village of its own name; is sometimes called Witton-by-the-Waters; contained the residence of Roger Thornton, the distinguished merchant-prince of Newcastle, who died in 1429; and has a post-office under Morpeth. ...

Acres, 3,914. Pop., 301. Houses, 53. N.-W. Hall is the seat of R.. Trevelyan, Esq.; and has, at the back, a curious tall tower, which was visited by Oliver Cromwell and the parliamentarian army. The parish includes, in its Rothbury section, six townships; and comprises altogether 7,723 acres. Real property, £4,546; of which £101 are in mines. Pop., 486. Houses, 86. There is a small woollen factory. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £150.* Patron, the Vicar of Hartburn. There is a village school.

Netherwitton through time

Netherwitton is now part of Castle Morpeth district. Click here for graphs and data of how Castle Morpeth has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Netherwitton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd March 2019

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