Place:South Charlton, Northumberland, England

NameSouth Charlton
TypeTownship, Chapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates55.474°N 1.742°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoEllingham, Northumberland, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Bamburgh Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient division in which it was located
Alnwick Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Eglingham, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog
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South Charlton is a small village in the English county of Northumberland. It is located 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Alnwick, in the civil parish of Eglingham. Historically South Charlton was a township and a chapelry in the ancient parish of Ellingham.

The parish church of St. James, South Charlton was built in 1862 by James Deason of London for the 4th Duke of Northumberland, in an Early English style. It is a Grade II listed building.

Two miles southeast of the village, on the slopes of Heifer Law, is Heiferlaw Tower, a ruined fifteenth century pele tower built by the monks of Alnwick Abbey.

South Charlton was a township in the ancient parish of Ellingham. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Alnwick Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed into the parish of Eglingham.

NOTE: Eglingham is further south than Ellingham.

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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