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The Coquet, Northumberland

Historical Description

Coquet, The, a river of Northumberland. It rises among the Cheviots, a short way within Scotland; enters England under Blackball Hill, 14 miles NW of Otterburn; runs 24 miles east-south-eastward past Alwinton and Rothbury; then goes about 11 miles east-north-eastward past Felton and Warkworth to the sea, opposite Coquet Island. The last reach, below Warkworth, is navigable. Its general course is winding and picturesque, and it is a favourite resort of anglers. Its bed has yielded many fine crystals, cornelians, agates, and other gems.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

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