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Thropton is situated 2 miles west of Rothbury. The village stands near the junction of the Wreigh Burn and the River Coquet, with a splendid outlook over the Simonside Hills.

The single carriage bridge over the Wreigh Burn almost appears to guard the entrance to Thropton. Built by George Robson in 1811 at a cost of £365, of which some £160 was raised by 'subscribers'.

Thropton may be a small village but it boasts two pubs, The Cross Keys and The Three Wheat Heads. It has four churches, The RC Church of All Saints, which dates back to 1733. The United Reformed Church (originally Presbyterian) was built in 1863. The local C of E is a rather nice cast timber building situated on the north road towards the School, and is another monument to 'public subscription'. The Brethren meet in the Armstrong Hall which is presently being refurbished.

At the west end of the village stands the Village Hall. Opened in 1924 in memory of the men who died in the 1914-18 War, whose names are inscribed over the main entrance. This was another building built by public ' subscription' on land given by Lord Armstrong
"They are indeed a generous lot in Thropton"

The Village School is well supported and provides eduaction for children up to 9 years old. Village Schools play a most important role in community life, but for some reason they are constantly under threat it seems. It's odd to think that those in power, and with authority, feel a community would benefit by having its School closed !


Thropton Show is always the 3rd Saturday in September. With a Fell Race, Exhibitors Marquee, Beer Tent and lots of demonstrations, Thropton Show always attracts a large crowd. It boasts a fine display of carved walking sticks, floral displays, baking, crafts and vegetable classes. Like all Shows in the area, Thropton Show has an active committee, supported by an army of helpers all working extremely hard to ensure our village shows continue.

The Village Hall hosts a range of activities from Keep Fit to 'Good Old Fashioned Northumbrian Night'. To keep uptodate, check out the What's on section.

The main Tourist Information Centre in Rothbury provides the whole area with linformation leaflets, guide books, maps, walks etc
Bed & Breakfast, Self Catering accommodation is plentiful and the pubs all serve meals. You may have to book for the Three Wheat Heads Restaurant. Click on Accommodation for further details

Don't miss a visit to Alastair Hardy's Westfield Pottery, as the name suggests, the gallery is west of the Village and is situated in the most beautiful part of the area !

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