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Beanley, Northumberland

Historical Description

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.

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 parishEglingham 
Poor Law unionAlnwick 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE66
Post TownAlnwick