Place:Fairnley, Northumberland, England

Alt namesFavsource: Family History Library Catalog
Farnlawssource: alternative name
Farinleysource: alternative name
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.187°N 1.94°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoHartburn, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Tynedale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Rothbury Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Rothley, 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 Fairnley from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"FAIRNLEY, Farnlaws, or Farinley, a township in Hartburn parish, Northumberland; 12 miles WNW of Morpeth. Acres: 203. Population: 10. Houses: 2."

Fairnley was originally a township in the ancient parish of Hartburn, Northumberland. It became a separate civil parish in 1866, From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Rothbury Rural District. In 1955 it was abolished and absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Rothley.

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