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Shilbottle, Northumberland

Historical Description

Shilbottle, a village, a township, and a parish in Northumberland. The township lies 3½ miles SSE of Alnwick station on the N.E.R., and has a post and money order office-under Lesbury(R.S.O.); telegraph office, Alnwick. Acreage of township, 3000; population, 454; of the ecclesiastical parish, 766. There is a parish council consisting of five members.. The parish includes also the townships of Hazon, Newton-on-the Moor, Whittle, and Woodhouse. The Duke of Northumberland is lord of the manor. There are a coal-mine, a freestone quarry, and a tile manufactory. The living is a, vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle-on-Tyne; net value, £134 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Northumberland. The church was built in 1885, on the site of the former one, is in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, transept, and central tower.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishShilbottle St. James 
Poor Law unionAlnwick 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.


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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE66
Post TownAlnwick