"ALLENDALE is an extensive and hilly parish in the district of Hexhamshire and in general appearance is sterile and desolate, abounding with rugged elevations, which, however, conceal mineral treasures of great value. It is about twelve miles in length by ten in breadth, and comprises an area of 37,267 acres. The population in 1801, was 3,519; in 1811, 3884; in 1821, 4,629; in 1831, 5,540; in l841, 5,729; and in 1851, 6,383 souls. The rateable value is £11,631. ... This parish contains very ? lead mines, the principal of which are at Coalcleugh and Allenheads, where there are several levels nearly a mile in length...." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855] Nearby places include Carrshield, Catton and Ninebanks.
Allendale Library, Dawson Place, Allendale, Hexham, NE47 9PP
- "Sparty Lea" by J.Norderhaug". ISBN 978-0-9538443-2-6 Wagtail Press
- "An Allendale Miscellany" by Hubert Dixon". ISBN 978-0859830416
- The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN17) Allendale and Haydon Bridge (PRO piece HO107/2415 folios 1-320) (Type A) (Book) published by the Northumberland and Durham Family History Society may be of value to researchers interested in this parish
- The 1891 Census Northumberland – Allendale (Allendale, Allendheads, Catton, Ninebanks, Carrshield and Haydon) (PRO piece RG12/4248) (Type B) (Book) (Volume 58) published by the Northumberland and Durham Family History Society may be of value to researchers interested in this parish
- Ian' Fisk's web pages include indexes to the 1841 census for parts of Allendale and Stanhope (Co Durham) parishes.
- Allendale Census Statistics 1801 - 1991 https://communities.northumberland.gov.uk/Allendale_Census.htm
1689 - Sir John Fenwick sold his estate to Sir William Blackett of Wallington, Northumberland. who was the third son of Sir William Blackett of Newcastle, Merchant. He also served as a local MP.
1705 - On the death of his father, William Blackett succeeded to the estate.
1728 Walter Calverley son of Walter Calverley of Elshot Yorkshire, and nephew of William Blackett succeeded to the estate with the proviso that he married William's illegitimate daughter Elizabeth Ord and adopt the surname Blackett, there were however no surviving children of the marriage
1777 - the estate passed to the Wentworth family of Bretton Hall Yorkshire
1792 on the death of Sir Thomas Wentworth the estate was left to the illegitimate daughter of Sir Thomas, Diana, wife of Colonel Richard Beaumont
1832 - The estate passed to Sir Thomas Wentworth Blackett, son of Diana.
1848 The estate passed to Wentworth Blackett Beaumont and it continues with that family
1906 Created First Baron Allendale
1911 Created Viscount Allendale (Wentworth Canning Blackett Beaumont 1860-1923)
Non Conformist Churches in the Allendale area Society of Friends - Quakers Methodist Primitive and Weslyan
Quaker Burials Allendale 1871 - 1892
|CLEMITSON||ELENOR||ALLENDALE TOWN||24 MAR 1871||63|
|PATTINSON||ABRAHAM SHIELD||SCOTLAND ROAD LIVERPOOL||6 JUN 1871||32|
|GRIEVE||THOMAS||BLACK CLEUGH ALLENHEADS||19 Dec 1872||62|
|BEWMENT||JOSEPH||ESPERSHIELDS BYWELL||23 MAR 1877||2|
|GRIEVE||JOHN||HIGH STUDDON||31 AUG 1877||65|
|STEPHENSON||LUCY||ALLENDALE TOWN||23 MAR 1881||18|
|SHIELD||[BLANK]||WEST SIDE ALLENDALE||21 MAR 1892||I/2 HR|
|HENDERSON||JOHN||STONE HALL ALLENDALE||27 SEP 1892||2M|
- Allendale - Church History - links and information.
- Allendale - Church Records - links and information.
- Allendale Full transcript of Bishops Transcripts Baptisms 1838 - 1842, can be found on the link below, please scroll down to relevant records
- Ninebanks Full transcript of Bishops Transcripts 1841 to 1857 can be found by following the link below please scroll down list to relevant records
- This area is within Northumberland West Registration District.
- Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be ordered from Northumberland County Council.
Documents relating to Manorial Records, Court Rolls and Pleas for Allendale are held at Northumberland Record Office and cover the years 1633 - 1743 though this is not a full year by year coverage. The Record Office reference is NRO672/A1 - 15 and NRO672/A1B - A1B/2
- A photograph of Coalpit Houses.
- Photographs of Allendale from Les Bell's Northumberland Cam website.
- The Northumberland Communities website includes pages relating to Allendale, Carr Shield and Catton. They provide "a range of learning resource material that reflects Northumberland's heritage, providing a base for studying the County's history. The website provides a starting point for understanding the development of communities in Northumberland. It also seeks to illustrate the range of sources for family and local history research that are available via Northumberland Archives Service."
- Allen Valleys Local History Group have a good collection of local photographs https://www.allenvalleys.com
- Passenger list of the Guy Mannering which includes 58 persons from the Allendale area.
- The section of The National Gazetteer (1868) relating to this parish - transcribed by Colin Hinson.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Allendale to another place.
Arms of Viscount Allendale : - Gules a lion rampant or armed and langued azure an orle of eight crescents of the second
- A Map showing the Administrative Subdivisions of Allendale Parish.
- Allendale is partitioned into 8 Divisions known as grieveships viz. Allendale, Broadside, Catton, High Forest, Low Forest, Keenley Park and West Allen Allen Mill 1m NW : Allenheads (village) 8m S; Allenheads Mill 7m S; Bates hill 5m W by S; Carr Shield 7.5m SW; Catton (village) 2m NW; Catton Beacon 3m N; CoalCleugh (village) 8m SW; Dove Pool 7.5m S; Green Lea Cleugh 5m W by S; Hawksteel 2m W; Keenley 2m W; Limestone Brae 6.5m SW; Nine Banks (village) 5m W by S; Old Town 3m NW; Pease meadows 6m S; Riding 0.5m NW; St Peters 5m S; Studden 1.5m S; Synderhope 3m S; Taylor Burn 6m W by S; Thornley Gate 0.75m NW; Whiteley Shield Green 7m SW
You can see the administrative areas in which Allendale has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- The history of Allendale Parish is included in:- Northumberland County History Committee, History of Northumberland, Volume 4. Newcastle, A. Reid, 1897.
- The Whitfields of Allendale - an article by Carol Minson. (N.B. It is not the policy of GENUKI to include or link to items relating to research into individual families or surnames. However, this article contains a substantial amount of material which may be of value to anyone conducting genealogical research in this area.)
- Allendale - Maps - links and information.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NY824519 (Lat/Lon: 54.861192, -2.276015), Allendale which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
Viscount Allendale whose current address is listed as Bywell, Northumberland Wentworth Peter Ismay Beaumont succeeded his father in 2002 as the 4th Viscount Allendale
- Allendale Parish was part of Hexham Poor Law Union. The Union Workhouse was located at Peth Head, Hexham. Some useful records are held at Northumberland Record Office
- Peter Higginbotham has provided details, a map and photographs of Hexham Workhouse.
Electoral Registers are availabe at Northumberland Archives, QEII Country Park Ashington NE63 9YF 01670 624455 and The local Studies and Family History Centre newcastle Central Library
The St Cuthbert's Church Lychgate War Memorial in Allendale was unveiled on 1 August 1920 by Viscountess Allendale. It includes the names of the 22 local men who lost their lives in WW1 and the two who died in WW2. http://www.theygavetheirtoday.com/allendale.html