Place:Beadnell, Northumberland, England

TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates55.557°N 1.635°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoBamburgh, Northumberland, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Bamburgh Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient division in which it was located
Belford Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Elford, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish absorbed into Beadnell in 1955
Fleetham, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish absorbed into Beadnell in 1955
Swinhoe, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish absorbed into Beadnell in 1955
Tughall, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish absorbed into Beadnell in 1955
Berwick upon Tweed District, Northumberland, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
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Beadnell is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, England. It is situated about 4 miles (6.4 km) south-east of Bamburgh, on the North Sea coast, and had a population of 528 in the UK census of 2001, increasing to 545 at the 2011 UK census.

Containing the only west-facing harbour entrance on the east coast of England, Beadnell is a tourist base, the town consisting largely of holiday homes, with some small-scale fishing.

The parish church is the Anglican Church of St. Ebba (named after Saint Æbbe the Elder, founder of abbeys and daughter of King Æthelfrith), was built in the 18th century as a chapel and rebuilt in 1860. There is also a 16th century pele tower in the village.

Near the harbour are historic limekilns dating from 1747, which were later used for curing herring.

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Beadnell was a township in the ancient parish of Bamburgh. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1974 it was part of Belford Rural District. In 1955 it absorbed the civil parishes of Elford, Fleetham, Swinhoe and Tughall. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Beadnell became part of the Berwick upon Tweed District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority.

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