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Lowick, Northumberland

Historical Description

Lowick, a village and a parish in Northumberland. The village stands 4 miles W½ SW of Beal railway station, and 7 NW of Belford; is a long and straggling place, of late years greatly improved; and has a post and money order office under Beal (R.S.O.) The parish contains also the villages of Barmoor, Bowsden, and Holburn, and the hamlet of Laverick Law. Acreage, 12,878, of which 14 are water; population, 1310. Barmoor Castle is a chief residence. Coal-mining, stone-quarrying, lime-burning, and the making of bricks and drain-pipes are carried on. Numerous interesting fossils have been found in the limestone, and a collection. of them has been deposited in the Woodwardian Museum in Cambridge. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle - on-Tyne; gross value, £350 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church was rebuilt towards the end of the 18th century; was restored, and a chancel and vestry added, in 1887; and contains several memorial windows. There are Presbyterian, Primitive Methodist, and Roman Catholic chapels.

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 
Poor Law unionGlendale 

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Land and Property

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtTD15
Post TownBerwick-Upon-Tweed