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Rothley, Northumberland

Historical Description

Rothley, a village and a township in Hartburn parish, Northumberland, on the river Font, 1 mile from Scots Gap station, on the North British railway, and 11 miles WNW of Morpeth. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Cambo. Acreage, 2822; population, 98. Rothley Crags, a fine range of millstone grit rocks, are surmounted, at an elevation of 843 feet above sea-level, with a picturesque tower built in the 18th century by Sir W. Blackett. A hill to the N also is surmounted by an imitation ruin of a fort, and overhangs a lake. A quondam ancient tower at Bothley belonged to the abbot of Newminster.

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 parishHartburn 
Poor Law unionRothbury 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE61
Post TownMorpeth