Place:Acklington, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoMorpeth Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Acklington is a small village in Northumberland, England. It is situated to the south-west of Amble, inland from the North Sea coast. It is served by Acklington railway station. The name is Anglo-Saxon Old English 'farmstead of Eadlac's people'.

Acklington won the title of Northumberland Village of the Year in 2007.[1] It has a parish church, St John the Divine, and a Church of England primary school.

To the north of Acklington is Morwick Hall a Grade II listed Georgian house. It was built by the Grey family of Howick; in the 1850’s it was owned by William Linskill, a former High Sheriff of Northumberland.

A World War II FW3/22 pillbox is located near the B6345.

A dam was constructed on the River Coquet in 1776, causing problems for the river's salmon population. Many years later, the eccentric naturalist Frank Buckland erected a sign directing the salmon to another stream.

Research Tips

  • Northumberland Archives previously known as Northumberland Collections Service and Northumberland County Record Office. Now based within Woodhorn Museum in Ashington and providing free access to numerous records for local and family historians alike.
Full postal address: Museum and Northumberland Archives, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF; Phone: 01670 624455
There is a branch office in Berwick upon Tweed.
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