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Craster, Northumberland

Historical Description

Craster, a township in Embleton parish, Northumberland, on the coast, 2½ miles from Little Mill station on the N.E.R., and 6 NE of Alnwick. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Lesbnry (R.S.O.) Acreage, 648; population, 197. This township has belonged for six centuries to the family of Craster. Craster Tower, the seat of the family who are lords of the manor, is a handsome mansion, part of which dates from the 14th century. There is a small church here which is served by the Embleton clergy. There is a coastguard station here with the Board of Trade rocket apparatus. Herring and other fisheries are largely carried on.

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 parishEmbleton 
Poor Law unionAlnwick 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Craster from the following:

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