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Thropton, Northumberland

Historical Description

Thropton, a village and a township in Rothbury parish, Northumberland, 2 miles W of Rothbury station on the North British railway. There is a post and money order office under Rothbury; telegraph office, Rothbury. Acreage, 848; population, 219. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The Duke of Northumberland is lord of the manor. There are Presbyterian and Roman Catholic churches.

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 parishRothbury 
Poor Law unionRothbury 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Thropton from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers related to Northumberland online:

RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE65
Post TownMorpeth