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Bolton, Northumberland

Historical Description

Bolton, a township in Edlingham parish, Northumberland, on the river Aln, about 5¼ miles from Alnwick. The railway station is at Glanton, 1½ mile distant. Post town, Alnwick; money order and telegraph office, Glanton. Acreage, 2060; population, 119. The Earl of Surrey mustered his forces here before the battle of Flodden. An hospital for lepers was founded here about 1225, by Robert de Roos, and became the property of the Collingwoods. Some remains of antiquity have been found. The church is a chapel of ease, under Edlingham.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthumberland 
Civil parishEdlingham 
Poor Law unionAlnwick 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE66
Post TownAlnwick