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"EDLINGHAM parish is bounded on the north by Eglingham, on the west by Whittingham, on the south by Long Framlington, and on the east by Alnwick. It is about three and a half miles in length by two and a half in breadth, and comprises an area of 12,348 acres. The parish contains the townships of Abberwick, Bolton, Broom Park, Edlingham, Learchild, and Lemmington. Its population in 1801, was 638; in 1811, 667; in 1821, 666; in 1831, 568; in 1841, 659; and in 1851, 742 souls." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].



  • Northumberland County Record Office hold copies of Census Returns 1841 - 1891 and provides a useful User Guide 
  • The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN33) Embleton, Edlington, Whittingham, Eglingham (part), Longhoughton, Howick and Ellingham (PRO piece HO107/2419 folios 564-820) (Type B) (Book) published by The Northumberland and Durham Family History Society may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.
  • 1891Census Northumberland – Embleton (Edlingham, Eglingham, Longhoughton, Craster, Dunstan, Embleton, Newton by the Sea, Rock and Rennington (PRO piece RG12/4265) (Type B) (Book) (Volume 75) published by the Northumberland and Durham Family History Society may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.


The church of St John the Baptist dates largely from the 11th and 12th centuries, with a remarkable fortified tower added c.1300.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Edlingham area or see them printed on a map.


Church History


Church Records


Civil Registration

  • This area is within Northumberland North Second Registration District.
  • Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be ordered locally from Northumberland County Council.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Edlingham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.




Military Records

Bolton Churchyard
24 Apr 1919  D.F.D E C Buckle,  Major 3rd Bn Northumberland Fusiliers husband of Helen Buckle of Calewood Wooler, [grave N section]

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Edlingham Parish was part of Alnwick Poor Law Union. The Union Workhouse was located at Bondgate Without, Alnwick. Some records are held at Northumberland Record Office but these are of limited genealogical value.
  • Peter Higginbotham has provided details and photographs of Alnwick Workhouse.