Denwick

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Denwick
Denwick is located in Northumberland
Denwick
Denwick
Denwick shown within Northumberland
Population 267 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference NU2049114294
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ALNWICK
Postcode district NE66
Dialling code 01665
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Northumberland
55°25′20″N 1°40′40″W / 55.422128°N 1.677818°W / 55.422128; -1.677818Coordinates: 55°25′20″N 1°40′40″W / 55.422128°N 1.677818°W / 55.422128; -1.677818

Denwick is a small village and civil parish in Northumberland, located about 1.4 miles (2 km) north-east of Alnwick.

History[edit]

During a time of increased prosperity for Northumberland in the 19th century a whole village was planned and built in Denwick as part of the Duke of Northumberland’s estate, although there is evidence of settlements in this area since the Bronze Age.[2]

The interior of Denwick Chapel, Northumberland

The church at Denwick, a small chapel of ease, was built at the expense of Algernon George Percy, 6th Duke of Northumberland in 1872, and services are still held there once a month.[3] It is predated by the majority of buildings in the village[4] including Denwick House, built in 1808 and now a grade II listed building.[5]

Geography[edit]

The civil parish is divided into two parts.[6] Denwick village is located within the main part, north of the Aln, along with the majority of Hulne Park. The detached southern part of the parish extends as far south as Newton on the Moor.

Denwick Burn, a tributary of the River Aln, flows past the village to the north.

Demography[edit]

Parish population[7]
1891 1901 1911 1921 1931 1951 1961 2001
682 662 713 668 593 441 451 266

Landmarks[edit]

Several listed buildings are located within the civil parish including Denwick Bridge,[8] Heiferlaw Tower,[9] Brizlee Tower and Hulne Priory. A number of houses within the village are also grade II listed.[10]

Transport[edit]

Denwick is served by the 418 bus, operated by Travelsure.[11] This service runs between Alnwick and Belford.[12]

The main road through the village is the B1340, which provides a direct route to Alnwick. The Denwick interchange between the B1340 and the A1 was constructed in the 1980s as part of the Alnwick by-pass.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Denwick". Keys to the Past. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Denwick Chapel". St Michael's Church, Alnwick. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Domesday Reloaded: DENWICK HAMLET CHURCH". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  5. ^ Good Stuff IT Services. "Denwick House - Denwick - Northumberland - England". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  6. ^ "Keys To The Past, Ref No N13222". Keystothepast.info. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  7. ^ "Denwick CP through time | Population Statistics | Total Population". Visionofbritain.org.uk. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  8. ^ "Denwick Bridge". Bridgesonthetyne.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  9. ^ "Heiferlaw Tower, Northumberland, conservation report by Robin Kent Architecture & Conservation". Robinkent.com. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  10. ^ Good Stuff IT Services. "Listed Buildings in Denwick, Northumberland, England". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  11. ^ "Station Information | Transport Direct". Transportdirect.info. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  12. ^ http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/idoc.ashx?docid=7b52af49-89df-4d20-a992-f95e61576a08&version=-1

External links[edit]

  • [1] - A picture of farmland near Denwick
  • [2] - A picture of houses in the village