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Denwick is located in Northumberland
Location within Northumberland
Population267 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceNU2049114294
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townALNWICK
Postcode districtNE66
Dialling code01665
AmbulanceNorth East
UK Parliament
List of places
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.


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 civil parish is divided into two parts.[3] 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.


Parish population[4]
1891 1901 1911 1921 1931 1951 1961 2001
682 662 713 668 593 441 451 266


Several listed buildings are located within the civil parish including Denwick Bridge,[5] Denwick House,[6] Heiferlaw Tower,[7] Brizlee Tower and Hulne Priory. A number of houses within the village are also grade II listed.[8]

Exterior and interior of Denwick Chapel

Denwick is also home to Denwick Chapel. The small gothic styled chapel, was built as a gift on the expense of Algernon George Percy, 6th Duke of Northumberland at £537.4s.0d. (approximately £205,038.07), with the foundation stone laid on 10th February 1876 by Mrs Lisle, and was built by Robertson and Sons of Alnwick and designed by George Reavell, an architect at Alnwick Castle. [9][10][11] The stone for the church is from Denwick Quarry. The church was built because villagers wanted a church in the village rather than travelling to Alnwick for services. The church has not been consecrated and is not dedicated to any saint yet does have a stained glass window of St. Anne, the mother of Mary and the maternal grandmother of Jesus. [12] Services are still held there once a month at on the second Sunday at 11.15am with services alternating between Holy Communion (Common Worship) and Morning Prayer (Book of Common Prayer). [13].


Denwick is served by the 418 bus, operated by Travelsure.[14] This service runs between Alnwick and Belford.[15]

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.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Denwick". Keys to the Past. Archived from the original on 30 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Keys To The Past, Ref No N13222". Archived from the original on 18 March 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Denwick CP through time | Population Statistics | Total Population". Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Denwick Bridge". Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  6. ^ Good Stuff IT Services. "Denwick House - Denwick - Northumberland - England". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Heiferlaw Tower, Northumberland, conservation report by Robin Kent Architecture & Conservation". Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  8. ^ Good Stuff IT Services. "Listed Buildings in Denwick, Northumberland, England". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Denwick Chapel | Co-Curate". Retrieved 5 November 2022.
  10. ^ "Denwick Chapel | Co-Curate". Retrieved 5 November 2022.
  11. ^ "Denwick Chapel". Retrieved 5 November 2022.
  12. ^ "Domesday Reloaded: Denwick Hamlet Church". BBC. 1 January 1970. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2022.
  13. ^ "Denwick Chapel". St Michael's Church, Alnwick. Retrieved 5 November 2022.
  14. ^ "Station Information | Transport Direct". Retrieved 29 January 2013.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

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