Place:Whittle (near Alnwick), Northumberland, England

NameWhittle (near Alnwick)
Alt namesWhittle
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.353°N 1.713°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoShilbottle, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Coquetdale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Alnwick Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Newton on the Moor, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"WHITTLE, a township in Shilbottle parish, Northumberland; 5 miles S of Alnwick. Acres: 545. Population: 40. Houses: 7."

Whittle was a township in the ancient parish of Shilbottle and became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Alnwick Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed into the parish of Newton on the Moor.

Co-ordinates are an estimate for a place not marked on Google Earth which on the Ordnance Survey map of 1900 is located immediately northeast of Newton on the Moor.

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