Village History

Lowick can claim a history that goes back to the stone age, but the settlement first gets its name in records in 1181 as “Lowich”. The name derives from Old English “wic” or settlement, on the River Low. The Roman road [The Devil’s Causeway] from Corbridge to Berwick passes through, and intersects with the Lindisfarne – Durham route taken by Holy Island’s monks. At this crossroads, the settlement is said to develop.

Later history gives the village continued religious significance, with as many as 5 churches and denominations gathering here. For a fuller account of these events, and others, you may visit the following links: