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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Civil parish||Kirk Newton|
|Poor Law union||Glendale|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Milfield from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Milfield)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.
Online maps of Milfield are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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