|Type||Township, Civil parish|
|Located in||Northumberland, England ( - 1974)|
|Also located in||Tyne and Wear, England (1974 - )|
|See also||Dinnington, Northumberland, England||ancient parish in which it was a township|
|Castle Ward, Northumberland, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Castle Ward Rural, Northumberland, England||rural district of which it was part 1894-1955|
|Brunswick, Northumberland, England||civil parish into which it was part absorbed in 1955|
|Dinnington, Northumberland, England||civil parish into which it was part absorbed in 1955|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Brenkley from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "BRENKLEY, a township in Dinnington parish, Northumberland; 2½ miles W of the Northeastern railway, and 7½ N by W of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Acres: 885. Population: 51. Houses: 10."
Brenkley was a township in the ancient parish of Dinnington and became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of Castle Ward Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was partly absorbed back into the parish of Dinnington and partly into the newly formed parish of Brunswick.
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Categories: Northumberland, England | Brenkley, Northumberland, England | Dinnington, Northumberland, England | Castle Ward, Northumberland, England | Castle Ward Rural, Northumberland, England | Brunswick, Northumberland, England