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Newton on the Moor, Northumberland

Historical Description

Newton-on-the Moor, a township, with a village, in Shilbottle parish, Northumberland, about 5½ miles S of Alnwick station on the N.E.R. It has a post office under Felton (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Felton; a Jubilee hall erected in 1887, and a slightly endowed school. Acreage, 939; population, 215. Newton Hall is a chief residence. Limestone abounds, and is quarried. Coal is also worked, and bricks and tiles are made. There is a large ancient camp.

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 parishShilbottle 
Poor Law unionAlnwick 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE65
Post TownMorpeth