"ROCK is a chapelry, township, and village, the property of the Rev. R. Bosanquet, J.P. The township comprises an area of 1,973 acres, and the number of its inhabitants in 1801, was 160; in 1811, 152; in 1821, 185; in 1831, 206; in 1841, 227; and in 1851, 250 souls. .... THE VILLAGE of Rock is situated on an eminence commanding a fine prospect of the surrounding country. The soil in the neighborhood is very fertile, and the scenery in the vicinity is grand and romantic. THE CHAPEL is dedicated to S.S. Philip and James." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].
"ROCK, a chapelry in the parish of EMBLETON, southern division of BAMBROUGH ward, county of NORTHUMBERLAND ......" [Samuel Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 © Mel Lockie]
- Northumberland County Record Office holds copies of Census Returns 1841 - 1891 and provides a useful User Guide
- The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN33)
- 1891Census Northumberland – Embleton (Edlingham, Eglingham, Longhoughton, Craster, Dunstan, Embleton, Newton by the Sea, Rock and Rennington (PRO piece RG12/4265) (Type B) (Book) (Volume 75) Both published by the https://www.ndfhs.org.uk/ may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.
- Rock - Church Records - links and information.
- This area is within Northumberland North Second Registration District.
- Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be ordered from Northumberland County Council.
- The section of The National Gazetteer (1868) relating to this parish - transcribed by Colin Hinson.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Rock to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Rock has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NU202202 (Lat/Lon: 55.47521, -1.681995), Rock which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- Rock was part of the Alnwick Poor Law Union. The Union workhouse was located in Bondgate Without, Alnwick. Some records are held at Northumberland Record office but these are of limited genealogical value.
- Peter Higginbotham has provided details and photographs of Alnwick Workhouse.