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Rothbury

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.


August 2009

The Bridges and River Coquet

River Coquet

River Coquet

River Coquet

River Coquet

River Coquet

River Coquet



All Saints Parish Church
All Saints Parish Church is an ancient place of worship with the Gospel having been preached here for some 1,200 years. A lot more information here.

All Saints Parish Church

All Saints Parish Church, Rothbury

All Saints Parish Church, Rothbury



Parish Hall
The Parish Hall was built in 1908. More information here.

Rothbury Parish Hall



Rothbury Boys School

Rothbury Boys School



Church House
Once again, more information here.

Rothbury Church House



War Memorial

Rothbury War Memorial



Market Cross
The Market Cross, erected to the memory of Lord & Lady Armstrong, was unveiled on August 2nd 1902 by Sir Lowthian Bell, Lord Armstrong's oldest friend. More information.

Rothbury Market Cross



Donkin's Lamp

Donkin's Lamp



Rothbury House
Known as the "County" Rothbury House was originally named "Rothbury Hotel" and opened in 1789 as a private hotel and is now owned and managed as a convalescent home by the Royal Air Forces Association. More information.

Rothbury House



Model Buildings
A terrace known as Model Buildings because they represented 'state of the art' workers' housing of the 1890's.

Model Buildings



Town Foot

Town Foot

Town Foot



High Street

High Street



Church Street

Church Street



Panoramic Photgraphs







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