Lowick, Northumberland

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Main St, Lowick - Looking East - geograph.org.uk - 1141695.jpg
Main St, Lowick - Looking East
Lowick is located in Northumberland
Location within Northumberland
Population552 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceNU015395
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtTD15
Dialling code01289
AmbulanceNorth East
UK Parliament
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55°38′56″N 1°58′37″W / 55.649°N 1.977°W / 55.649; -1.977Coordinates: 55°38′56″N 1°58′37″W / 55.649°N 1.977°W / 55.649; -1.977

Lowick (/ˈlɪk/) 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.


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.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Northumberland Communities". Retrieved 14 March 2009.

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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