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Rennington

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"RENNINGTON is a chapelry, township, and village, the property of the Duke of Northumberland, and comprises 1,812 acres, of which the rateable value is £2,069 18s. Its population in 1801, was 252; in 1811, 270; in 1821, 272; in 1831, 273; in 1841, 245; and in 1851, 269 souls. THE VILLAGE of Rennington occupies a sheltered situation three and three quarter miles north-east by north of Alnwick. THE CHAPEL, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient edifice, the register of which commences in 1768." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].

"RENNINGTON, a chapelry in the parish of EMBLETON, southern division of BAMBROUGH ward, county of NORTHUMBERLAND, ...." [Samuel Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 © Mel Lockie]

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Census

  • Northumberland County Record Office holds copies of Census Returns 1841 - 1891 and provides a useful User Guide  
  • The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN33)
  • 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.
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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NU213185 (Lat/Lon: 55.459889, -1.664723), Rennington which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Rennington 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.