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"LUCKER, a chapelry, township, and small village in this [Bambrough] parish, contains 1,808 acres, the property of the Duke of Northumberland. Its annual value is £2,240 10s 2d.; and the number of its inhabitants in 1801, was 153; in 1811, 165; in 1821, 194; in 1831, 266; in 1841, 210; and in 1851, 293 souls. THE VlLLAGE of Lucker is situated about four miles west by south from Bambrough Castle, and consists of the chapel, the parsonage house, a corn mill, a farm house, an inn, and a few scattered cottages. THE CHAPEL is surrounded by a graveyard, and is not remarkable for its style or beauty. The living, a perpetual curacy, returned at £100 per annum, is in the patronage of the Duke of Northumberland. The Rev. L. S. Orde, M.A., is incumbent, and the Rev. George Prince Hall, M.A., curate. Lucker Hall and the Parsonage are respectable residences. Here is a station on the York, Newcastle, and Berwick Railway." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].



  • Northumberland County Record Office holds copies of Census Returns 1841 - 1891 and provides a useful User Guide  
  • The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN28) published by the may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.


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Church Records


Civil Registration

  • This area is within Northumberland North First Registration District.
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Historical Geography

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Lucker Parish was part of Belford Poor Law Union. The Union Workhouse was located in West Street, Belford. Some records are held at Berwick on Tweed Record Office but these are of limited genealogical value.
  • Peter Higginbotham has provided details, map and photographs of BelfordWorkhouse.