Place:Preston (near Alnwick), Northumberland, England

NamePreston (near Alnwick)
Alt namesPreston
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.522°N 1.709°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoEllingham, Northumberland, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Bamburgh Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient division in which it was located
Belford Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Ellingham, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish to which it was transferred in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"PRESTON, a township in Ellingham parish, Northumberland; 6½ miles N of Alnwick. Acres: 457. Population: 67. Houses: 15. [Preston] House is the seat of the Crasters."

Preston (near Alnwick) was a township in the ancient parish of Ellingham. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Belford Rural District. Preston was abolished in 1955 and the area transferred back to the parish of Ellingham.

Until 1974 there was another Preston in Northumberland. It is now in Tyne and Wear.

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