Place:Callaly and Yetlington, Northumberland, England

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NameCallaly and Yetlington
Alt namesCallalysource: village in parish
Yetlingtonsource: village in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.379°N 1.915°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoWhittingham, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Coquetdale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Callaly, Northumberland, Englandname of civil parish since 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog


Callaly and Yetlington are two small villages that made up one township and now make up one civil parish in Northumberland, England. They each have a one-sentence article in Wikipedia. Callaly is some 14.5 km (9.0 mi) to the west of Alnwick, Northumberland, England and the location of Callaly Castle.

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

"CALLALEY AND YETHINGTON, a township in Whittingham parish, Northumberland; 5 miles N by W of Rothbury. Acres: 3,970. Population: 261. Houses: 51. Callaley Hall is the seat of the Caverings; and includes some portions of an old castle. Callaley crag is crowned with remains of a Roman entrenchment.

Callaly and Yetlington was a township in the ancient parish of Whittingham and became a separate civil parish in 1866. In 1955 the name of the civil parish was changed to Callaly.

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