Place:Ponteland, Northumberland, England

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NamePonteland
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates55.048°N 1.747°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoCastle Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Castle Ward 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
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Ponteland is a civil parish in Northumberland, England, situated 61 km (38 miles) south of the nearest border with Scotland and 15 km (9 miles) north of Newcastle upon Tyne. The name means 'island in the Pont', named for the river that flows through the village.

Ponteland's first settlement concentrated around solid ground within the marshland near St. Mary's church and the old bridge. Most of Ponteland's marshland is now drained to make way for housing. The River Pont flows from west-to-east and joins the River Blyth further downstream, before flowing into the North Sea. During the industrial era, Ponteland village enlarged to include residential developments in Darras Hall. In the 2011 UK census, the civil parish of Ponteland had a population of 10,921.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Ponteland.

Ponteland was part of Castle Ward Rural District from 1894 until 1974 and of the Castle Morpeth District from 1974 until it was abolished in 2009.

Image:Northumberland se corner 1935-1974.png

The parishes labelled A, B and C on the map are Darras Hall, Little Callerton and South Dissington.

Townships in Parish

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