Alnwick & Alnmouth

Historical Maps of Alnwick & Alnmouth


The Historic Towns Trust is delighted to have been working in partnership with an enthusiastic group of local historians and the Alnwick Civic Society to publish a map of two Northumberland communities: Alnwick and Alnmouth.

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 large 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 has long been 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 the two towns, illustrations, and a short history of the settlements and their place in the landscape.

The map has been published and is now available.

Publication: November 2021

ISBN: 978-1-8380719-0-5

RRP: £9.99

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