Shaftoe  Northumberland


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

SHAFTOE (East and West), two townships in Hartburn parish, Northumberland; 10 miles W S W of Morpeth. Acres, 602 and 489. Pop., 32 and 31. Houses, 6 and 6. S. Crags are a wildly picturesque range of rocks; are supposed, by some writers, to have been a haunt of Druids; and are now a favourite resort of picnic parties. An ancient chapel stood on a spot to the S of the crags; and a curious incised tombstone was found there in 1831.

Shaftoe through time

Shaftoe 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 Shaftoe itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th February 2020

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