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Birling or Berling, Northumberland

Historical Description

Birling or Berling, a township in Warkworth parish, Northumberland, on the river Coquet and on the coast, 6½ miles SE of Alnwick. Acreage, 849; population, 104. The Duke of Northumberland is lord of the manor and chief 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 parishWarkworth 
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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