Place:Newton by the Sea, Northumberland, England

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NameNewton by the Sea
Alt namesLow Newton by the Seasource: settlement in parish
High Newton by the Seasource: settlement in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.519°N 1.628°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoBamburgh Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient division in which it was located
Embleton, Northumberland, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Brunton, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish abolished in 1955 and absorbed into Newton by the Sea
Doxford, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish abolished in 1955 and absorbed into Newton by the Sea
Fallodon, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish abolished in 1955 and absorbed into Newton by the Sea
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Newton by the Sea is a civil parish in the county of Northumberland in northern England. The parish is about 8 miles northwest of Alnwick and lies on the coast between the larger settlements of Embleton and Seahouses.

There are two distinct settlements in the parish: High Newton by the Sea (which, despite its name, is about half a mile inland) and the coastal Low Newton by the Sea, owned by the National Trust. The area is notable for the diversity of birds to be observed. Just to the south is Embleton Bay.

In 1955 the area covered by Newton by the Sea was sizeably increased when the parishes of Brunton, Doxford, and Fallodon were all abolished and absorbed into Newton by the Sea.

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  • Northumberland Archives previously known as Northumberland Collections Service and Northumberland County Record Office. Now based within Woodhorn Museum in Ashington and providing free access to numerous records for local and family historians alike.
Full postal address: Museum and Northumberland Archives, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF; Phone: 01670 624455
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