Place:Benridge, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.179°N 1.761°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoMitford, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Morpeth Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Morpeth Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Hebron, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
Newminster, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Benridge from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles of 1887:

"Benridge.-- township, Mitford parish, N. Northumberland, 2 miles NW. of Morpeth, 1092 acres, population 60."

Benridge was a township in the ancient parish of Mitford. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Morpeth Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was mostly absorbed into the parish of Hebron with a small part going to Newminster.

NOTE: John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72 (also provided by A Vision of Britain through Time) describes Benridge as a hamlet in Ponteland parish. Maps have been checked to confirm that Benridge was part of Mitford parish, not Ponteland.

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