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Eglingham, Northumberland

Historical Description

Eglingham, a village, a township, and a parish in Northumberland. The township lies between the rivers Aine and Breamish, 7 miles NW of Alnwick and 4g- from Woopertou station on the N.E.R., and has a post and money order office under Alnwick; telegraph office, Glanton. Acreage, 2009 y population of the township, 284; of the ecclesiastical parish, with Bewick and Lilburn, 1562. The parish contains alsu the townships of Titlington, Crawley, Hedgeley, Harehope, Ditchburn, Shipley, Bassington, West Lilburn, East Lilburn, Old Bewick, New Bewick, Wooperton, Brandon, and Branton. The manor formerly belonged to the Ogles, but is now the property of the Adamson family. Much of the surface is moorland. There is a lake of 5 acres, called Kinnier Lougli. There are ruins of an old border tower, and vestiges of British and Roman camps. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle, and is annexed to the archdeaconry of Lindis-farne; net value, £680 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Newcastle. The church is good.

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 parishEglingham St. Maurice 
Poor Law unionAlnwick 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE66
Post TownAlnwick