|Type||Chapelry, Civil parish|
|Located in||Northumberland, England|
|See also||Embleton, Northumberland, England||ancient parish of which it was part|
|Bamburgh Ward, Northumberland, England||ancient division in which it was located|
|Alnwick Rural, Northumberland, England||rural district of which it was part 1894-1974|
|Broxfield, Northumberland, England||civil parish which it absorbed in 1955|
|Rock, Northumberland, England||civil parish which it absorbed in 1955|
|Stamford, Northumberland, England||civil parish which it absorbed in 1955|
|Alnwick District, Northumberland, England||district municipality covering the area 1974-2009|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia
Rennington is a village in Northumberland, England about 4 miles (6 km) north of Alnwick. It was a chapelry in the ancient parish of Embleton. In the UK census of 2011 it had a population of 336.
From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Alnwick Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was expanded by the absorbtion of the neighbouring parishes of Broxfield, Rock and Stamford. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Rennington became part of the Alnwick District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority.
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Rennington from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "RENNINGTON, a township-chapelry in Embleton parish, Northumberland; ¾ of a mile W by N of Little Mill [railway] station, and 3¾ N E by N of Alnwick. Post-town, Chathill. Acres: 1,812. Rated property: £1,680. Population: 263. Houses: 51. The property belongs to the Duke of Northumberland. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Durham. Value: £86. Patron: the Vicar of Embleton. The church is recent; and was preceded by an ancient chapel, originally connected with Lindisfarne priory. There is a national school."
- 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.
Categories: Northumberland, England | Rennington, Northumberland, England | Embleton, Northumberland, England | Bamburgh Ward, Northumberland, England | Alnwick Rural, Northumberland, England | Alnwick District, Northumberland, England