Coquet  Northumberland


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

COQUET (The), a river of Northumberland. It rises among the Cheviots, a short way within Scotland; enters England under Blackhall hill, 14 miles NW of Otterburn; runs 24 miles east-south-eastward, past Alwinton and Rothbury; then goes about 11 miles east-north-eastward, past Felton and Warkworth to the sea, opposite Coquet Island. Its last reach, below Warkworth, is navigable. Its general course is winding and picturesque. Its bed has yielded many fine crystals, cornelians, agates, and other gems; and its waters cherish a good salmon fishery, belonging to the Duke of Northumberland.

Coquet through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 30th May 2024

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