Ponteland, a village, a township, and a parish in Northumberland. The village stands on the river Pont, 7 miles W of Dudley railway station, and 7½ NW of Newcastle. It was formerly called Pont Island, had anciently a castle of the D'Alphels, was the place where Alexander of Scotland made peace in 1244 with the English, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Newcastle-upon-Tyne and an ancient manor-house of the Erringtons, now a hotel, and including some remains of the ancient castle. The township comprises 1898 acres; population, 405. The workhouse of Castle Ward union is here. The parish contains also the townships of Kirkley, Higham Dykes, Milburn, Milburn Grange, High Callerton, Little Callerton, Darras Hall, Coldcoats, and Berwick Hill. The manor belonged formerly to the Bertrams, the Erringtons, the Silvertops, and others. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle-on-Tyne; net value, £301 with residence. Patron, Merton College, Oxford. The church is ancient, has a fine Norman W door and a singularly large chancel, the latter restored in 1861, and contains a beautiful piscina and monuments of the Ogles, the Goftons, and others. There are a Wesleyan chapel and an endowed school, rebuilt in 1873 and enlarged in 1889.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Ponteland St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Castle ward|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Ponteland from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Ponteland (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.
Online maps of Ponteland 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
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers related to Northumberland online: