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Akeld is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, England. It is situated to the west of Wooler, and had a population of 82 in the 2001 UK census, increasing to 221 at the 2011 UK census. Akeld is dominated by the buildings of Akeld Manor and Country Club. To the south is Akeld Bastle, a sixteenth-century bastle house. Only the ground floor remains of the original building, the rest having been rebuilt in the eighteenth century.
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Akeld from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "AKELD, a township in Kirknewton parish, Northumberland; near the river Glen, 2 miles NW of Wooler. Acres: 2,208. Population: 162. Houses: 33."
Akeld was originally a township in the ancient parish of Kirknewton, Northumberland. It became a separate civil parish in 1866, and in 1955 it absorbed the neighbouring parish of Humbleton.
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