Northumberland Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors Rothbury

Rothbury is a lovely town in Northumberland, just south of the Cheviot Hills. Just outside the town is Cragside, a mansion built by the Armstrong family. It was the first home to be lit by electricity. Unfortunately, covid restrictions meant that you can only visit the house by booking tickets in advance (which we were not able to do). So here are a few examples of doors in the town.

The Old Doctor’s House. The old house of the doctor, or the Old Doctor’s house. As opposed to the Young Doctor’s house?
For sale, anyone interested?
Down by the riverside, River Coquet
This time with the door in focus
Cottages for workers on the Armstrong estate.
West End

By Dr Alfred Prunesquallor

Maverick doctor with 40 years experience, I reduced my NHS commitment in 2013. I am now enjoying being free lance, working where I am needed overseas. Now I am working in the UK helping with the current coronavirus pandemic.

17 replies on “Thursday Doors Rothbury”

I saw more tourists than locals. Cragside is magnificent, attracts the National Trust brigade. There were a few cyclists and motorbikers on tour, stopping for local pies and pastries. It is a good centre for walkers and hikers, with hill forts to visit. Harwood Forest is close by and Kielder is a short drive away. Great for stargazing as light pollution is minimal.


Would that I could purchase that three story home. Then again, I could be quite happy in one of the worker cottages. These are lovely doors. I really like the simple door down by the river. The detail around the door is very interesting.

Thanks for sharing this with Thursday Doors .

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You have some great doors there. I’ve been there and visited the wonderful Cragside. The house and grounds with the lakes which generated its electricity are fascinating.

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