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"CRAMLINGTON PAROCHIAL CHAPELRY. This chapelry, forming a portion of the Parish of St Andrew, Newcastle, is bounded on the north by Horton, on the west by Stannington, on the south by Long Benton, and on the east by Earsdon, and comprises an area of 3,492 acres. The number of its inhabitants in 1801, was 271; in 1811, 303: in l821, 330; in 1831, 931; in 1841, 2,634; and in 1851, it had increased to 3,367 souls." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855]




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Church History

  • Cramlington was a chapelry within Newcastle, St Andrew's Parish. The chapel was dedicated to St Nicholas and may have been built as early as 1270. The present church of Cramlington, St Nicholas was built in 1868 to serve the rapidly increasing population resulting from the growth of coal mining. The coal mines are now closed, and the church serves the population of Cramlington New Town.

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Civil Registration

  • This area is within Northumberland Central Registration District.
  • Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be ordered from Northumberland County Council.
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Description and Travel

  • The Northumberland Communities website includes pages relating to Cramlington. 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."

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Historical Geography

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  • The history of Cramlington Parochial Chapelry is included in:- Northumberland County History Committee, History of Northumberland, Volume 13. Newcastle, A. Reid, 1930. (Available on fiche from Ancestral Indexes).



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