Place:Great Ryle, Northumberland, England

NameGreat Ryle
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.408°N 1.97°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoWhittingham, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Coquetdale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Rothbury Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Alnham, 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 Great Ryle from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles of 1887:

"Ryle, Great, township, Whittingham par., Northumberland, 3 miles W. of Whittingham, 2042 acres, population 70."

Great Ryle was a township in the ancient parish of Whittingham and became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Rothbury Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed into the parish of Alnham.

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