Lowick, Northumberland

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Lowick
Main St, Lowick - Looking East - geograph.org.uk - 1141695.jpg
Main St, Lowick - Looking East
Lowick is located in Northumberland
Lowick
Lowick
 Lowick shown within Northumberland
Population 559 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference NU015395
Unitary authority Northumberland
Ceremonial county Northumberland
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BERWICK-UPON-TWEED
Postcode district TD15
Dialling code 01289
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Berwick-upon-Tweed
List of places
UK
England
Northumberland

Coordinates: 55°38′56″N 1°58′37″W / 55.649°N 1.977°W / 55.649; -1.977

Lowick /ˈl.ɪk/ is a village in Northumberland, England. It appears in records as early as 1181 as Lowich, and in 1242 as Lowyc. The name derives from Old English meaning settlement (OE: wic, cognate to Latin vicus) on the River Low.

Landmarks[edit]

The Devil's Causeway passes through the village having continued north under a C Road for about 6 miles (10 km) from Newtown. The causeway is a Roman road which starts at Port Gate on Hadrian's Wall, north of Corbridge, and extends 55 miles (89 km) northwards across Northumberland to the mouth of the River Tweed at Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Lowick Castle

The rural village of Lowick can be found in the northern part of Northumberland, approximately 9 miles south of Berwick-upon-Tweed and 7 miles northeast of Wooler. The ancient road used by the monks of Lindisfarne to Durham crosses the Roman Road called the Devil's Causeway here - it was at these crossroads that Lowick began to develop.[2]

The village lies at 100m above sea level. There are two public house, the Black Bull and the White Swan, and a village shop. A mobile post office visits each weekday morning.

A mile to the east of the village are the earthwork remains of Lowick Castle.

References[edit]

Ekwall, Eilert, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 1960. p. 306. ISBN 0198691033.


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