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Newton by the Sea, Northumberland

Historical Description

Newton-by-the Sea, a township, with a village, in Embleton parish, Northumberland, on the coast, 9¼ miles NE of Alnwick, and 2½ from Christon Bank station on the N.E.R. It has a post office under Chathill (R.S.O.); money order office, Embleton; telegraph office, Craster. Acreage, 1209 of land and 180 of water and foreshore; population, 220. The inhabitants are employed chiefly in fisheries. There is a coastguard station, with rocket life-saving apparatus.

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 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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