"EGLINGHAM parish is bounded on the north by Glendale Ward, on the west by the parishes of Ingram and Ilderton, on the south by Alnwick, Edlingham, and Whittingham parishes, and on the east by Bambrough Ward. It is about nine miles in length, by four and a half in breadth, and comprises an area of 23,361 acres. Its population in 1801, was 1,536; in 1811, 1,538; in 1821, 1,666; in 1831, 1,805; in 1841, 1,832; and in 1851, 2,000 souls. It comprises 16 townships, which exhibit a great variety of soil and scenery, from the sterile moor to the fertile and highly cultivated valley, and possesses a mineral spring, tinctured with sulphuric acid, which issues from an old drift for the draining of coalpits; as also a lake covering nine acres, called Kimmer Lough, abounding in perch and pike, the latter of which attain to a great size. There are some vestiges of British and Roman encampments, and the ruins of an old border tower. Lime freestone, and coal are abundant in this parish." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].

"EGLINGHAM, a parish in the .... county of NORTHUMBERLAND, comprising the townships of Bassington, Beamy, New Bewick, Old Bewick, Brandon, Branton, Crawley, Eglingham, Hareup, Hedgeley, East Lilburn, West Lilburn, Titlington, and Wooperton,......" [Samuel Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 © Mel Lockie]



  • A History of the County of Northumberland by J Hodgeson 1840  Volume 14 includes Eglingham


  • Northumberland County Record Office holds copies of Census Returns 1841 - 1891 and provides a useful User Guide
  • The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN32, CN33 and CN35) Alnwick and Eglingham (part) (PRO piece HO107/2419 folios 280-557) (Type B) (Book) Embleton, Edlington, Whittingham, Eglingham (part), Longhoughton, Howick and Ellingham (PRO piece HO107/2419 folios 564-820) (Type B) (Book)
  • 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) BOTH published by the https://www.ndfhs.org.uk/ may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.
  • Newcastle Central Library Local Studies Section has the following books available to view
  1. Index to 1851 census of Northumberland volume 25 part 2 [shelf ref.L312 (1)]
  2. Index to 1891 census of Northumberland volume 75 [shelf ref L312 (2)]

Church History

  • A new investigation of Old Bewick Church by G. Bettess, published in History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club vol. 46, part 3 (1995), pp. 223-236 - includes information on the history of Old Bewick church, together with a recent survey of the site.
  • The Ancestral Indexes website provides information about Old Bewick, Holy Trinity.

Church Records

  • Eglingham - Church Records - links and information.
  • The following books are available to view and Newcastle Central Library Local Studies Section
  1. Eglingham and Ellingham baptisms marriages and Burials 1813 - 1839 transcribed by George Bell and Carol Yellowly [shelf ref 929.3 E31]
  2. The registers of Eglingham transcribed by K A Martin [shelf ref 929.3 E31]



Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

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Historical Geography

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



  • The history of Eglingham Parish is included in:- Northumberland County History Committee, History of Northumberland, Volume 14. Newcastle, A. Reid, 1935. (Available on fiche from Ancestral Indexes).


  • Eglingham - Maps - links and information.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NU079202 (Lat/Lon: 55.47543, -1.876431), Eglingham which are provided by:


Military Records

Eglingham War Memorial St Hildas Churchyard
Atkinson, James
Atkinson, Thomas
Barron, Bertram R
Blyth, Andrew
Brewis, Robert
Brown, John
Cairns, Peter
Davison, Norman
Dunn, Thomas
Hall Horace
Hall Richard Matthew
Hall Thomas
Jerram Frederick
Moore William Henry
Pybus Thomas
8 Oct 1918   Redpath George J Clerk 3rd Class 296527 RAF No 6 Stores Depot [grave NW Section]
Ridding Richard
17 Sept 1916   Stawart James, Cpl C/12669 C Coy 21st Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps, age 21 son of the late Thomas H Stawart of Howtle Mindrum Northumberland
Straughan William
11 Sep 1918   Sutton-Jones Cecil Gwin Cadet RAF, age 28 son of Mrs G and the late Colonel G  Sutton-Jones (Indian Army) of Wooperton Northumberland [grave NE Section]
Thompson George
Thompson William
8 Dec 1914   Titheridge Arthur Charles,Private PO/11220 Royal marines light Infantry HMS Kent, age 31 born East Meon Hampshire, son of Charles and Ann Titheridge son of Bertha Titheridge (formerly Merrit born Dorset) of Harehope Northumberland
 24 Jan 1944 Dixon, Sarah Elizabeth, Sister 206968 Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service, age 32 daughter of James and Margaret Thompson Dixon of Eglingham
Hall Peter Richard
Oliver George William
Branxton St Paul
25 Apr 1917   John Ewart Ewart, Private TR5/45115 81st Bn Training Reserve, age 25 son of Mrs Hannah Ewart of Downham Mindrum Northumberland [grave -churchyard]
Old Bewick Holy Trinity
11 September 1918  Cecil Gwyn Sutton-Jones, Cadet RAF, age 28 son of Mrs G and the late Colonel G  Sutton-Jones (Indian Army) of Wooperton Northumberland [grave NE Section]
8 October 1918   G. J.  Redpath, Clerk 3rd Class 296527 RAF No 6 Stores Depot [grave NW Section]

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Eglingham 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.