"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].
- The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN14) published by the Northumberland and Durham Family History Society may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.
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.
- This area is within Northumberland Central Registration District.
- Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be ordered from Northumberland County Council.
- 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."
- The section of The National Gazetteer (1868) relating to this parish - transcribed by Colin Hinson.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Stannington to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Stannington has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- 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).
- Stannington - Maps - links and information.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NZ204789 (Lat/Lon: 55.103792, -1.681509), Stannington which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- Stannington Parish was part of Castle Ward Poor Law Union. The Union Workhouse was located near the village of Ponteland. Some records are held at Northumberland Archives Service, but these are of limited genealogical value.
- Peter Higginbotham has provided details, a map and photographs of Castle Ward Workhouse.