Place:Ellington, Northumberland, England

Alt namesLintonsource: hamlet in parish
Windmill Hillsource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.221°N 1.562°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
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Ellington is a small village on the coast of Northumberland, England. Ellington is 4 miles (6 km) from Ashington, 6 miles (10 km) from Morpeth and 20 miles (32 km) north of Newcastle upon Tyne. The population of Ellington as of the UK census of 2011 was 2778.

Ellington village was the site of the last remaining operational deep coal mine in northeast England. Ellington Colliery closed on 26 January 2005. It was the last deep mine in the UK to extract coal from right under the sea.

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Ellington 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 Ellington became part of the Castle Morpeth District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority.

The hamlet of Linton was transferred to Ellington from Widdrington in 1888.


For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Ellington, 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.
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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