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Town & City Historic Maps

Alnwick & Alnmouth

From earliest times to 1918

Published in association with:

Alnwick Civic Society

Wooden Surface

Alnwick is one of the most studied small towns in Great Britain, and its wealth of history lends itself to an historical map. The town's form and layout can be traced back to an Anglo-Saxon foundation. The town had medieval walls and towers and of course is dominated by Alnwick Castle, seat of the Dukes of Northumberland, and more recently famous for its use in the Harry Potter films. North of the town is the 'Capability' Brown landscape of the castle, home to a huge army camp and hospital in the First World War.

Alnmouth is a small settlement at the mouth of the river Aln, and of a fascinating form. The village was long the port for Alnwick and changed shape when the river dramatically altered its course, separating its church from the rest of the settlement. It is home to one of the earliest golf courses in the country.

The map has a gazetteer listing the sites of interest in Alnwick and Alnmouth, illustrations, and a short history of the settlements and their place in the landscape.

Published in association with

Alnwick Civic Society

The Alnwick Civic Society was formed to conserve and enhance the built environment of their ancient market town. The society has been involved in a number of successful high profile campaigns by providing a voice for members through dialogue and planning with conservation professionals and like ­minded organisations. The society work with local partners to help influence policy at a county level. As a founding member of the Civic Voice, they support national policy in co­-operation with other bodies within the civic movement.

Publication Details

Published Date:

November 2021





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