Place:Newtown (near Rothbury), Northumberland, England

NameNewtown (near Rothbury)
Alt namesNewtown (near Alnwick)source: alternate name
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.301°N 1.942°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoRothbury, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Coquetdale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Rothbury Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Tosson, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There are two Newtowns in Northumberland. They have each been renamed to indicate their location. This is Newtown (near Rothbury) which is further south than Newtown (near Wooler).

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Newtown (near Rothbury) from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"NEWTOWN, a township in Rothbury parish, Northumberland; 7 miles S W of Alnwick. Acres: 951. Population: 62. Houses: 10. The property belongs to the Duke of Northumberland. "

Newtown (near Rothbury)was a township in the ancient parish of Rothbury and became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Rothbury Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed into the parish of Tosson.

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