Place:Lynemouth, Northumberland, England

Alt namesLinmouthsource: spelling variant
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.217°N 1.533°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoWoodhorn, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Morpeth Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Morpeth Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Castle Morpeth District, Northumberland, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: Lynemouth should not be confused with Lynmouth on the north coast of Devon.

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Lynemouth is a village in Northumberland, England. It is northeast of Ashington, and is close to the village of Ellington, which is to its northwest. The village was built close to coal mines which played an important part in its economic history. Lynemouth had a population of 1,858 at the UK census of 2011.

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

"LINMOUTH, a township in Woodhorn parish, Northumberland; on the coast, at the mouth of the river Line, 7 miles NE by E of Morpeth. Acres: 315. Population in 1851: 38; in 1861: 17. Houses: 5. Dunes or sand-hills are here, 40 feet high. A whale, 61 feet long, was killed on the coast in 1822."

Lynemouth was a township in the ancient parish of Woodhorn. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1974 it was part of Morpeth Rural District. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Lynemouth became part of the Castle Morpeth 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
There is a branch office in Berwick upon Tweed.
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