Place:Beanley, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.458°N 1.869°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoEglingham, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Coquetdale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Alnwick Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Hedgeley, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Beanley is a village in Northumberland, in England. It is situated to the north-west of Alnwick, near Eglingham.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Beanley from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BEANLEY, a township in Eglingham parish, Northumberland; on the river Breamish, 7 miles NW of Alnwick. Acres: 2,341. Population: 116. Houses: 23. The earls of Dunbar anciently held it on the tenure of maintaining a road into Scotland. A cross stands on Hedgeley-moor, at a short distance from the village, erected to the memory of Sir Ralph Percy, who fell in 1464 in a battle with the Yorkists."

Beanley was a township in the ancient parish of Eglingham. 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 Hedgeley.

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