Bothal, a village, a township, and a parish in Northumberland. The village is pleasantly situated on the Wansbeck river, near the N.E.R., 3 miles E of Morpeth. It has a post office under Morpeth, which is the telegraph office; money order office, Ashington. Area of Bothal Demesne township, 3174 acres of land and 33 of water; population, 5426; of the ecclesiastical parish, 2316. The parish includes the townships of Oldmoor, Pegswood, Sheepwash, Bothal Demesne, and Morpeth. The manor belonged in the time of Henry II. to the Bertrams, passed by marriage first to the Ogles, then to the Cavendishes, and belongs now to the Duke of Portland. Remains of a castle of the Bertrams, and of an ancient chapel of the Virgin, still exist. Coal is worked in the neighbourhood. The living of Bothal, with Hebburn, is a rectory in the diocese of Newcastle-on-Tyne; gross value, £1218. Patron, the Duke of Portland. The church, which is a fine one, contains tombs of the Ogles.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Bothal St. Andrew|
|Poor Law union||Morpeth|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Bothal from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Bothal (St. Andrew))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.
Online maps of Bothal are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers related to Northumberland online: