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Milfield, Northumberland

Historical Description

Milfield, a village and a township in Kirknewton parish, Northumberland. The village stands on the river Till, 4¼ miles NW of Wooler, and 3 from Akeld station on the N.E.R; is the Maelmain of Bede, was a seat of the kings of North-umbria, and has a post and money order office under Wooler (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Crookham. The township comprises 1540 acres; population, 172. Milfield Hill is a chief residence. Milfield Plain was the scene of a discomfiture of the Scots by Bulmer before the battle of Flodden Several Roman relics have been found. There is a Primitive Methodist 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 
Civil parishKirk Newton 
Poor Law unionGlendale 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Milfield from the following:

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 districtNE71
Post TownWooler