Place:Bamburgh, Northumberland, England

Alt namesBambroughsource: spelling variation
Bamboroughsource: spelling variation
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates55.6°N 1.7°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoBamburgh Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient division in which it was located
Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish absorbed into Bamburgh in 1955
Budle, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish absorbed into Bamburgh in 1955
Burton, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish absorbed into Bamburgh in 1955
Glororum, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish absorbed into Bamburgh in 1955
Berwick upon Tweed District, Northumberland, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
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source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Bamburgh is a large village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. It had a population of 454 at the UK census of 2001, decreasing to 414 at the 2011 census.

It is notable for two reasons: the imposing Bamburgh Castle, overlooking the beach, seat of the former Kings of Northumbria, and at present owned by the Armstrong family; and its association with the Victorian heroine, Grace Darling, who is buried there.

Bamburgh was an ancient parish with two chapelries and many townships. From 1894 it was part of Belford Rural District. In 1955 the chapelries and townships, which had all become civil parishes were grouped into a smaller number of larger local administrations (by title, civil parishes). Since then Bamburgh has also included Bamburgh Castle, Budle, Burton and Glororum. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Bamburgh became part of the Berwick upon Tweed District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority.

Townships and Chapelries

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
There is a branch office in Berwick upon Tweed.

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