AIlendale, a township and a parish in Northumberland. The town stands on the Alien rivulet, and on the AIlendale railway, 9 miles SW of Hexliam, and 1 mile from Catton Koad station. It has a head post office. Letters should have added to the address R.S.O. (Northumberland). Fairs are held on the last Friday in April, 22 August, and first Friday after October 29, for cattle and hirings on the latter date, and also on the first Friday in May. There is an Agricultural Society which holds a show annually in August. The parish is cut into seven divisions called grieveships; AIlendale town, Catton and Broadside, High Forest, Low Forest, Keenley, Park, and West Alien. The area of the parish is 51,807 acres; population, 3009. Much of the surface is moorland, bleak, hilly, and mountainous. Lead mines are worked to a considerable extent. Coal is also worked; and some silver and rock crystal are found. Alien-heads, at the sources of the Alien, 7 miles S of the town of AIlendale, is in the neighbourhood of the lead mines, and has a post and money order office of its own name under AIlendale. An ancient camp, supposed to have been a Roman station, occurs at Old Town. The living of AIlendale is a rectory in the diocese of Newcastle; net value, £300 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1807, and again in 1873. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, a meeting-house for the Society of Friends, a cemetery formed in 1889, under the control of a Burial Board, and charities producing about £100 per annum.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Allendale from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Allendale)
Land and Property
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