Place:South Middleton (near Wooler), Northumberland, England

NameSouth Middleton (near Wooler)
Alt namesSouth Middleton
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.513°N 2.005°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoIlderton, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Coquetdale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Glendale Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Ilderton, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There are two pairs of villages or hamlets named North Middleton and South Middleton in Northumberland. This is part of the northwestern pair. The other pair is near Morpeth.

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

"MIDDLETON (South), a township in Ilderton parish, Northumberland; 3½ miles S by W of Wooler. Acres: 1,609. Population: 75. Houses: 13."

South Middleton (near Wooler) was a township in the ancient parish of Ilderton. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Glendale Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed back into the parish of Ilderton.

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