Beanley, a township in Eglingham parish, Northumberland, on the river Breamish, 7 miles NW of Alnwick, which is the post town. Acreage, 2323; population, 103. The nearest station is Hedgeley on the N.E.B. The Earls of Dunbar anciently held it on the tenure of maintaining a road into Scotland. The remains of a British camp arc still to be seen here, and a cross stands on Hedgeley Moor, at a short distance from the village, erected to the memory of Sir Ralph Percy, who fell in 1464 in a battle with the Yorkists. The Duke of Northumberland is lord of the manor and sole landowner.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Directories & Gazetteers
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Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.
Online maps of Beanley are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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