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Edlingham, Northumberland

Historical Description

Edlingham, a township, village, and parish in Northumberland. The township lies near Avdon Forest, 6 miles SW of Alnwick, and has a post office under Alnwick; money order office, Whittingham; telegraph office, Alnwick. It has a station on the N.E.R. Acreage, 5818; population, 106. The parish contains the townships of Abberwick, Lemming-ton, Leal-child, Broom Park, and Bolton. Population, 460. A castle of the Swinbornes stood here, and some ruins of it still exist. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Newcastle; net value, £350 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church, dating from the 12th century, is in fair condition.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishEdlingham St. John the Baptist 
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