"LONG HOUGHTON parish comprises the townships of Boulmer with Seaton House, Little Houghton, and Long Houghton, whose united area is 4,113 acres. It is bounded on the north by Howick and Embleton parishes, on the west by Alnwick parish, on the south by Lesbury, and on the east by the German ocean. The parish is about two miles in length by three in breadth, and coal, lead, and limestone, are the principal minerals. Its population in 1801, was 554; in 1811, 595; in 1821, 650; in 1831, 690; in 1841, 772; and in 1851, it had attained to 861 souls." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].



  • The Vill Manor and Church of Lounghoughton,  Alnwick Mercury 1864 Reprint 2011
  • History of Northumberland Vol 2, Edward Bateson 1895 includes Longhoughton


  • Northumberland County Record Office holds 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)
  • 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. It can be viewed at the Local Studies Centre, Newcastle City Library, [shelf ref; L312]

Church History


Church Records


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

  • Photographs of Boulmer from Les Bell's Northumberland Cam website.
  • The Northumberland Communities website includes pages relating to Longhoughton. 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."
You can see pictures of Longhoughton which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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





  • LongHoughton - Maps - links and information.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NU240153 (Lat/Lon: 55.430707, -1.621727), Longhoughton which are provided by:


Military Records

Lest We Forget
Longhoughton St Peter
1 Jan 1943   James Wilson, Leading Aircraftman 943573 220 Squadron RAF Volunteer Reserve, age 23 son of Mark and Adelina Wilson of Alnwick [grave 3rd Extn .1]
13 Feb 1919   T Scott, Private D/16543 2nd/1st Norfolk Yeomanry [grave North part of Extn]
7 Nov 1940   John Penement Wood, Seaman LT/JX 202167 RN Patrol Service HM Trawler Greenfly. age 24 son of William Ralph and Martha Mary Wood, husband of Alice Adelaide Wood of Alnwick [grave 2nd Extn S.W. Corner]
22 Nov 1918   George Philip Back, Telegraphist J/40179/CH Royal Navy, HMS Lucia, age 19 son of Charles Back of Chelsea London, [grave S.W. Corner]



Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Long Houghton Parish was part of Alnwick Poor Law Union. The Union Workhouse was located at Bondgate Without, Alnwick. Some records are held at Northumberland County record office but these are of limited genealogical value.