Rothbury is a town in Northumberland, located on the River Coquet near the Simonside Hills and the Northumberland National Park, about 25 miles north of Newcastle.
The first mention of Rothbury, according to a local history, was in around 1100 AD, as Routhebiria, or "Routha's town" ("Hrotha", according to Beckensall). An Anglican cross in the town's church is the only surviving pre-conquest remains. The town was retained as a crown possession after the conquest, being made over to the lords of Warkworth in 1204. Rothbury was a relatively important town in Coquetdale, being a crossroads situated on a ford of the river Coquet, with turnpike roads leading to Newcastle upon Tyne, Alnwick, Hexham and Morpeth. It was chartered as a market town in 1291, and became a centre for dealing in cattle and wool for the surrounding villages.
Description harvested from Rothbury - Wikipedia
Thanks also goes out to Rothbury.co.uk and its Rothbury Heritage Trail which has enabled me to put a name to most of the buildings in the photographs.
The Parish Hall was built in 1908. More information here.
Once again, more information here.
- Northumberland Communities > Rothbury
- All Saints Church, Rothbury, Northumberland. Panoramic photos taken inside of the Church.
- A series of videos featuring Rothbury on YouTube:
From the Haugh to Rothbury Bridge, Parish Church, Hall and House, The Jubilee Hall in Bridge Street, The High Street, Heading West and Market Square.