Place:Milfield, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.59°N 2.105°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoKirknewton, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Glendale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Glendale Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Berwick upon Tweed District, Northumberland, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Milfield is a village in Northumberland, England about 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Wooler. The A697 road passes through the village.

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

"MILFIELD, a village and a township in Kirknewton parish, Northumberland. The village stands on the river Till, 4½ miles NW of Wooler; is the Maelmain of Bede; was a seat of the kings of Northumbria; and has a post office under Alnwick. The township comprises 1,471 acres. Population: 225. Houses: 49. Milfield Hall is a chief residence. Milfield Plain was the scene of a discomfiture of the Scots, by Bulmer, before the battle of Flodden. Roman relics have been found. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel."

Milfield was a township in the ancient parish of Kirknewton and became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1974 the parish was part of Glendale Rural District. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Milfield became part of the Berwick upon Tweed District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority. Milfield did not absorb any other parishes and remains as a civil parish today.

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