Place:Kyloe, Northumberland, England

Alt namesBealsource: village in parish
Beal with Lowlinsource: township in parish
Berringtonsource: township in parish
Bucktonsource: township in parish
Fenwick in Kyloesource: township in parish
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates55.649°N 1.93°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     (1844 - )
Also located inDurham, England     ( - 1844)
See alsoIslandshire, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Norham and Islandshires Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Berwick upon Tweed District, Northumberland, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Kyloe is a civil parish in the county of Northumberland, situated about 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Berwick upon Tweed.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Kyloe from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"KYLOE, a township and a parish in Berwick [registration] district, Northumberland. The township lies near the coast, opposite Holy Island, 2½ miles SW of Beal [railway] station, and 6 NW by N of Belford. The parish contains also the townships of Buckton, Fenwick, Berrington, and Beal-with-Lowlin; the last of which has a post-office designated Beal, Northumberland. Acres: 8,285; of which 535 are water. Real property: £10,924. Population: 1,004. Houses: 181. The property is divided among a few. Kyloe House is a chief residence. The surface includes cliffs, hills, and much moor; and the hills are notable for their plants. Coal and limestone abound. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Durham. Value: £138. Patrons: the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church stands on an eminence, with an extensive view; was rebuilt in 1792; and is a plain structure, with an embattled tower."

Kyloe was a chapelry in Islandshire within the county of Durham until 1844, subsequently in Northumberland. It became a separate civil parish in 1844. From 1894 until 1974 it was part of Norham and Islandshires Rural District. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Kyloe became part of the Berwick upon Tweed District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority.

A Vision of Britain through Time did not define any of the townships mentioned by Wilson's Gazetteer as "lower level units" of Kyloe.

Because the village of Beal was the local railway station, it has an article in Wikipedia'; Berrington and Buckton also have a short articles. Lowlin has a mention in A Vision of Britain through Time. There is another Fenwick near Hexham further south in Northumberland.

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.
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