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Allenton or Alwinton, Northumberland

Historical Description

Allenton or Alwinton, a village and a parish in Northumberland. The village lies on the Coquet river, at the influx of the rivulet Alien or Alwin, 10 miles NW of Roth-bury railway station, and 19 WSW of Alnwick. The parish contains also the townships of Farnham, Sharperton, Peels, Clennel, Burradon, Biddlestone,Linbridge, Fairhaugh, Nether -ton-North-Side, and Netherton-South-Side, also five townships in the Holystone parochial chapelry. Acreage, 1181; population of the civil parish, 60; of the ecclesiastical, 1034. It is the largest ecclesiastical parish in England. It has a post office of the name of Alwinton, under Rothbury; the money order office is at Harbottle. Much of the surface is moor and hill, rising towards the Central Cheviots. The living is a vicarage, united to that of Holystone, in the diocese of Newcastle; net value, £205 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is partly Norman, Early English, and Transitional, possessing a very remarkable chancel, raised by a flight of fourteen steps above the nave. It was restored in 1853.

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 parishAllenton St. Michael 
Poor Law unionRothbury 

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