Place:Snitter, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.326°N 1.962°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
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 1894-1974
Flotterton, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish absorbed into Snitter in 1955
Warton, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish absorbed into Snitter in 1955
Alnwick District, Northumberland, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Snitter is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, England. It is near the Northumberland National Park. The closest town is Rothbury.

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

"SNITTER, a township in Rothbury parish, Northumberland; 2½ miles WNW of Rothbury. Acres: 1,083. Population: 134. Houses: 32. "

Snitter 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 absorbed the surrounding parishes of Flotterton and Warton. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Snitter became part of the Alnwick District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority.

Research Tips

  • 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
There is a branch office in Berwick upon Tweed.
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