Place:Akeld, Northumberland, England

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NameAkeld
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.559°N 2.073°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoKirknewton, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Glendale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Humbleton, Northumberland, Englandparish absorbed into it in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

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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  • 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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