Place:Branton, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.44°N 1.928°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
Glendale Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Ingram, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: Brandon, Northumberland and Branton, Northumberland were separate townships of Eglingham situated very close together. Brandon is further north.

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Branton is a village in Northumberland, England. It is about 9 miles (14 km) west of Alnwick.

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

"BRANTON, a township in Eglingham parish, Northumberland; 9¼ miles SSE of Wooler. Acres: 1,147. Population: 106. Houses: 19. Here is a dissenting chapel."

Branton 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 Glendale Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed into the newly formed parish of Ingram. back into Eglingham.

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
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