Place:Yeavering, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.568°N 2.105°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoKirknewton, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Glendale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Glendale Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Kirknewton, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Yeavering is a very small hamlet in the northeast corner of the civil parish of Kirknewton in the English county of Northumberland. It is located on the River Glen at the northern edge of the Cheviot Hills. It is noteworthy as the site of a large Anglo-Saxon settlement that archaeologists have interpreted as being one of the seats of royal power held by the kings of Bernicia in the 7th century AD.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Yeavering. Plenty more if you are an archaelogist.

Yeavering was a township in the ancient parish of Kirknewton and became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of Bellingham Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed back into the parish of Kirknewton.

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