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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Rothley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Rothley)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.
Online maps of Rothley are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers related to Northumberland online: