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"STANNINGTON parish is divided into three divisions, called respectively Stannington North-East Quarter, Stannington North-West Quarter, and Stannington South Quarter, which comprise the townships of Bellasis-with-Boghall, Blagdon-with-Milkhope, Clifton-with-Coldwell, Duddoes-with-Whinney Hill, Plessy-with-Shotton, Saltwick, Stannington, and Stannington Vale, whose united area is 10,093 acres. The population in 1801, was 1,252; in 1811, 1,270; in 1821, 963; in 1831, 1,252: in 1841, 1,121; and in 1851, 1,000 souls. This decrease of population is attributed to the disuse of a colliery, and a spinning mill. The soil of this district is generally rich and well cultivated. The principal landowners are the Earl of Carlisle and Sir Matthew White Ridley, Bart. Stannington parish is bounded on the north by Morpeth, on the west by Whalton and Ponteland, on the south by Ponteland, and on the east by Bedlingtonshire, and the chapelries of Cramlington and Horton." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].




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Church Records

Church of England Records.
  • Stannington, St Mary the Virgin: Records of baptisms 1658-1959, marriages 1659-1959 and burials 1658-1959 are available at Northumberland Archives Service. Bishops' Transcripts for 1758 and 1760-1847 are deposited at Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections, Palace Green, Durham City. The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) includes baptisms 1658-1875 and marriages 1658-1877 for this parish, but it is not included in Boyd's Marriage Index. A transcript of monumental inscriptions at Stannington, (microfiche TN90) is published by Northumberland and Durham Family History Society and these records are also available in book form at Newcastle Central Library, Local Studies Department.
Adjacent Parishes.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

  • Photographs of Stannington from Les Bell's Northumberland Cam website.
  • Castle Morpeth Borough, Northumberland, UK, England
  • The Northumberland Communities website includes pages relating to Stannington. 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."

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Historical Geography

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  • The history of Stannington Parish is included in:- Hodgson, J., History of Northumberland, Part 2, Volume 2. Newcastle, 1832. (Available on fiche from Ancestral Indexes).

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