Allotments managed by the Town Council


Allotments in Alnwick

Alnwick Town Council operates four allotment sites within the town which have over 130 individual plots these sites are at Ratten Row, St James’s, St George’s and Cawledge View. Allotment tenants must be residents of the Alnwick Town Council operational area. Other allotment sites exist within the town and are managed by Northumberland Estates.


Alnwick allotment sites

Ratten Row

This allotment site is located between Alnwynside and Hulne Park and has 72 plots, the majority of plots have their own water supply. The Town Council allows pigeons and poultry to be kept on these allotments with appropriate permissions. There is a small waiting list for these plots and a few overgrown plots are currently available.

St James’s

This allotment site is located off Victoria Road and near to Willowburn and has 46 allotment plots. Shared water supplies are available on the site. Livestock cannot be kept on this site. This is our most popular allotment site and applicants may wait up to a year for a plot.

St George’s

The Town Council took over these allotment plots in 2013 from Northumberland County Council. This site is located between Victoria Road and St Georges Crescent and has 13 plots. There is water on the site. There is a small waiting list for plots on this site.

Cawledge View

This allotment site is located at the rear of the Alnwick Cemetery just off the old railway line and has three allotment plots. There is no water supply and livestock can be kept with permission.


Allotment rents

The current allotment rents are as follows. Rents are reviewed annually.

Site Proposed Rents Rent Period
Ratten Row Full Plot £50
Half Plot £40
January – December
St James’s Full Plot £50
Half Plot £36
Quarter Plot £20
January – December
St George’s Full Plot £50
April - March
Cawledge View (no water supply) Full Plot £25 April - March

Allotment agreements

There are slightly different allotment agreements for each site depending on water supply availability and rules regarding livestock etc. To give you an idea of the responsibilities of an allotment holder, a copy of a typical allotment agreement can be accessed below;


Making an application

If you wish to apply for an allotment please print our application form using the link below. We will acknowledge your application and let you know your position on the waiting list. Allotment tenants must be residents of the Alnwick Town Council operational area.