Place:Prestwick, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.056°N 1.696°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoPonteland, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was first a township
Dinnington, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was later a township
Castle Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Castle Ward Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Ponteland, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"PRESTWICK, a township in Dinnington parish, Northumberland; 7½ miles N W of Newcastle. Acres: 621. Population: 177. Houses: 38."

Prestwick was originally a township in the ancient parish of Ponteland until early in the 19th century when Dinnington became an ancient parish. Prestwick became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of Castle Ward Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed back into the parish of Ponteland.

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Prestwick Carr is an area of meadow and farmland including a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) known for its bird of prey population. It is situated east of Ponteland, mainly in Tyne and Wear but on the boundary with Northumberland.

Newcastle Airport is just to the south of Prestwick.

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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