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Kirkley, Northumberland

Historical Description

Kirkley, a township in Ponteland parish, Northumberland, on the river Biyth, 6½ miles SSW of Morpeth. It contains the hamlets of Benridge and Cartermoor. Acreage, 1861; population, 141. The manor belonged to the Eures, one of whom was a famous warden of the Marches in the time of Henry VIII., and it passed in the time of James I. to the Ogles. The house contains some interesting portraits and relics, and the park has an obelisk, erected on the centenary of the landing of William III., in commemoration of that event. The following inscription is on the obelisk:- " Vindicatse Libertatis Public—, Anno Centesimo Salntis, MDCCLXXXVIII, Newton Ogle, P." On the N side are the Ogle arms, and on the S the cap of liberty on a stick.

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 parishPonteland 
Poor Law unionCastle ward 

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.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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