Place:


Rothley  Northumberland

 

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

ROTHLEY, a township in Hartburn parish, Northumberland; on the river Font, 11 miles W N W of Morpeth. Acres, 2, 720. Pop., 174. Houses, 30. R. Crags are a fine range of millstone grit rocks; and aresurmounted, at an elevation of 843 feet above sea-level, with a picturesque tower built, in the last century, by Sir W. Blackett. A hill to the N also is surmounted by an imitation ruin of a fort, and overhangs a lake. Aquondam ancient tower at R. belonged to the abbot of Newminster.

Rothley through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/9644

Date accessed: 28th October 2021


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