Coquet Island  Northumberland


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

COQUET ISLAND, an island in Northumberland; about a mile E by S of the mouth of the Coquet river, and 5 SE by S of Alnmouth. It is about a mile in circuit; and has good pasture and a rabbit warren. It was a resort of the Culdees in the times of the Northumbrian kings; it had afterwards a Benedictine monastery, sub-ordinate to Tynemouth priory; and it was fortified against the Scots, and taken by them in the time of Charles I. A lighthouse, erected in 1841, is on its south-west side and 80 feet high; and the passage between this and the mainland is full of reefs.

Additional information about this locality is available for Warkworth

Coquet Island through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 02nd March 2024

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