Thrum Mill, Rothbury, Northumberland

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The Thrum Mill is a grade II-listed water mill in Rothbury, Northumberland, England. The water mill dates back to 1665. [1] [2] [3]

Rothbury town and civil parish in Northumberland, England

Rothbury is a town and civil parish in Northumberland, England, on the River Coquet, 13.5 miles (21.7 km) northwest of Morpeth and 26 miles (42 km) of Newcastle upon Tyne. At the 2001 Census, it had a population of 2,107.

Northumberland County of England

Northumberland is a county in North East England. The northernmost county of England, it borders Cumbria to the west, County Durham and Tyne and Wear to the south and the Scottish Borders to the north. To the east is the North Sea coastline with a path 103 kilometres (64 mi) long. The county town is Alnwick, although the county council is based in Morpeth.

Coordinates: 55°18′33″N1°53′32″W / 55.309039°N 1.892161°W / 55.309039; -1.892161

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  1. "Owners of mill express fears over homes bid".
  2. "Restoration Man, Thrum Mill, Rothbury, Northumberland".
  3. "Thrum Mill". 14 July 2015.