Place:Cramlington, Northumberland, England

Alt namesEast Cramlingtonsource: village in parish
Shankhousesource: village in parish
TypeChapelry, Civil parish, Urban district
Coordinates55.067°N 1.583°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoCastle Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
East and West Hartford, Northumberland, Englandjoint parish absorbed into the urban district in 1912
Seaton Valley, Northumberland, Englandurban district of which it was part 1935-1974
Blyth Valley District, Northumberland, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
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source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Cramlington is a town and civil parish in Northumberland in northeast England, situated 9 miles (14 kilometres) north of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. The population was measured at 29,413 at the 2011 UK census. It sits on the border between Northumberland and North Tyneside in Tyne and Wear.

The village of East Cramlington lies east of the A189 road, on the B1326 road that connects Cramlington to Seaton Delaval.

From the 12th century onwards, its history had been mostly rural, incorporating several farms and the parish church of St. Nicholas (built at a cost of £3,000 during 1865–1868 in the Gothic style). During the early 19th century, coal mining brought a new industry to the community with several mine shafts sunk in the immediate vicinity.

Cramlington Local Government District was created in 1865. Later, the Local Government Act of 1894 established the Cramlington Urban District. As an urban district it also included the joint parish of East and West Hartford from 1912. Cramlington Urban District was replaced by the Seaton Valley Urban District in 1935 which covered other communities as well. From 1 April 1974, Cramlington became a part of the Borough of Blyth Valley. Responsibilities were transferred to Northumberland County Council from 1 April 2009 when the county became a unitary authority.

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  • Northumberland Archives previously known as Northumberland Collections Service and Northumberland County Record Office. Now based within Woodhorn Museum in Ashington and providing free access to numerous records for local and family historians alike.
Full postal address: Museum and Northumberland Archives, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF; Phone: 01670 624455
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