Place:Earle, Northumberland, England

Alt namesYeard-Hillsource: Family History Library Catalog
Earl or Yeard-Hillsource: Family History Library Catalog
Earlsource: spelling variation
Yeard Hillsource: spelling variation
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.532°N 2.025°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoDoddington, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Glendale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Glendale Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Selbys Forest, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish which it absorbed in 1955
Middleton Hall, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish which it absorbed in 1955
Berwick upon Tweed District, Northumberland, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Earle is a village and civil parish in the Berwick upon Tweed District of Northumberland, England. It has around 20 inhabitants and is about 2 miles (3 km) from Wooler.

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

"EARL, or Yeard-Hill, a township in Doddington parish, Northumberland; 1 mile SW of Wooler. Acres: 1,240. Popualtion: 67. Houses: 11. Earl House was the seat of the Biddlestones, and passed to the Selbys.

Earle was originally a township in the ancient parish of Doddington, Northumberland. It became a separate civil parish in 1866 From 1894 until 1974 it was part of Glendale Rural District. In 1955 it was enlarged by the abolition of the parishes of Selbys Forest and Middleton Hall. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Earle became part of the Berwick upon Tweed District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority.

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.
Full postal address: Museum and Northumberland Archives, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF; Phone: 01670 624455
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