Place:Netherton, Northumberland, England

Alt namesNetherton Burnfootsource: settlement in parish
Netherton North Sidesource: township and civil parish absorbed in 1955
Netherton South Sidesource: township and civil parish absorbed in 1955
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates55.363°N 2.021°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     (1955 - )
See alsoAlwinton, 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
High and Low Trewhitt, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish absorbed into Netherton in 1955
Alnwick District, Northumberland, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: For convenience the former townships and civil parishes of Netherton North Side and Netherton South Side have been redirected here. As can be seen from Wikipedia and A Vision of Britain through Time they have been considered jointly for at least a century and a half.

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Netherton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Northumberland. The population of the village at the 2011 UK census was 185. In its article on the county of Northumberland, Wikipedia notes that Netherton had a colliery.

Located 6 1⁄2 miles (10.5 km) northwest of the town of Rothbury, Netherton is close to the Anglo-Scottish border. Historically it was part of the parish of Alwinton in which it formed the townships of Netherton North Side and Netherton South Side. Also in the civil parish is the settlement of Netherton Burnfoot.

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

"NETHERTON-NORTH-SIDE and N.-SOUTH-SIDE, two townships in Alwinton parish, Northumberland; on a branch of the river Coquet, 6½ miles N W of Rothbury. Population: 76 and 75. Houses: 14 and 17."

From 1894 until 1955 Netherton North Side and Netherton South Side were part of Rothbury Rural District. Netherton was created from them in 1955. At the same time the neighbouring parish of High and Low Trewhitt was also absorbed into Netherton. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Netherton became part of the Alnwick District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority.

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