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Acklington, Northumberland

Historical Description

Acklington, a township and a parish in Northumberland. The township lies on the N.E.R. and the river Coquet, 12 miles N of Morpeth, and has a station on the railway, and a head post office. The parish also comprises the townships of Acklington- Park and Guyzance, and the hamlet of Brains-haugh. Acreage, 2122; population of the civil parish, 235; of the ecclesiastical, 474. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Newcastle; net value, £225 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Northumberland, who is also lord of the manor and sole landowner. The church is in the Early English style, and was erected in 1861, after designs by Deason, at the Duke of Northumberland's expense.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthumberland 
Civil parishWarkworth 
Poor Law unionAlnwick 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Acklington from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers related to Northumberland online:

RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE65
Post TownMorpeth