Place:Milbourne, Northumberland, England

Alt namesMilburnsource: spelling variation
Milbourne Grangesource: adjacent parish redirected here
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.073°N 1.814°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoPonteland, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Castle Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Castle Ward Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Ponteland, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE:There is a place named Milbourne in the old county of Westmorland (now Cumbria) to the west of Northumberland which is discussed in Wikipedia as Milburn. It also has a subsidiary hamlet named Milburn or Milbourne Grange.

Milbourne Grange, Northumberland, has been redirected here for convenience.

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

"MILBURN and MILBURN GRANGE, two townships in Ponteland parish, Northumberland; on the river Pont, 10½ miles NW of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Acres: 1,216 and 629. Population: 86 and 39. Houses: 16 and 7. The manor was given by Simon de Diveliston to Hexham priory; went, at the dissolution, to the Horsleys; and, with Milburn Hall, belongs now to R. Bates, Esq. Limestone and coal are found."

Milbourne and Milbourne Grange were townships in the ancient parish of Ponteland which became a separate civil parishes in 1866. From 1894 they were part of Castle Ward Rural District. In 1955 both were abolished and the area was absorbed back into the parish of Ponteland.

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