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Ellingham, Northumberland

Historical Description

Ellingham, a village, a township, and a parish, in Northumberland. The township lies 2 miles WSW of Chathill station on the N.E.R., and 6¼ SSE of Belford. Acreage of the township, 3176; population, 251; of the ecclesiastical parish, 622. The parish contains also the townships of Chathill, Preston, Doxford, and North Charlton. Ellingham Hall is the seat of the Haggerston family. The manor belonged, in the time of Henry III., to Ralph de Gangy. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle; net value, £482. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church dates from the 12th century, and has a central embattled tower. It was rebuilt in 1862. There is a Roman Catholic chapel.

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 parishEllingham St. Maurice 
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 districtNE67
Post TownChathill