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Rennington, Northumberland

Historical Description

Rennington, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Embleton parish, Northumberland, 1 mile W by N of Little Mill station on the N.E.R., and 4 miles NE by N of Alnwick. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Alnwick. Acreage of township, 1773; population, 253; of the ecclesiastical parish, 487. The property belongs to the Duke of Northumberland, who is lord of the manor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle; gross value, n£187 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Embleton. The church was built in 1837; is in the Early English style; consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and embattled tower; and was restored in 1888, when seven stained memorial windows were inserted. It was preceded by an ancient chapel, originally connected with Lindisfame Priory.

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 parishEmbleton 
Poor Law unionAlnwick 

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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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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE66
Post TownAlnwick