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Cartington, Northumberland

Historical Description

Cartington, a village and a township in Rothbury parish, Northumberland, on an affluent of the river Coquet, 3 miles NW by N of Rothbury station on the North British railway. Acreage, 1906; population, 72. The Duke of Northumberland is lord of the manor. Cartington Castle, now in ruins, was a seat of the Ratcliffes and the Widdringtons.

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 parishRothbury 
Poor Law unionRothbury 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cartington from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Cartington are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers related to Northumberland online:

RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE65
Post TownMorpeth