Place:Acklington, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.311°N 1.64°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoWarkworth, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Morpeth Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Alnwick Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Acklington Park, Northumberland, Englandparish it absorbed in 1955
Guyzance, Northumberland, Englandparish it absorbed in 1955
Alnwick District, Northumberland, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
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Acklington is a small village in Northumberland, England. It is situated to the southwest of Amble, inland from the North Sea coast. It is served by Acklington railway station. The name is Anglo-Saxon Old English "farmstead of Eadlac's people".

It has a parish church, St John the Divine. It had a population of 544 in the UK census of 2011.

To the north of Acklington is Morwick Hall a Grade II listed Georgian house. It was built by the Grey family of Howick, Northumberland; in the 1850s it was owned by William Linskill, a former High Sheriff of Northumberland.

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Acklington was a township in the ancient parish of Warkworth. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Alnwick Rural District. It was expanded in 1955 when it absorbed the neighbouring parishes of Acklington Park and Guyzance. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Acklington became part of the Alnwick District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority.

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