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Alnwick is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Northumberland.

Parish church: St. Mary and St. Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1645
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1777

Adjacent Parishes

Other Places in the Parish

  • Whitehouse
  • Snipe House
  • Shieldykes
  • Rugley
  • Park-Farm
  • Hulne Park
  • Hulne Abbey
  • Hulme Park
  • Hobberlaw
  • Heckley Grange
  • Heckley Farm
  • Heckley
  • Gumwell’s Park
  • Grumwells Park
  • Greensfield
  • Friars Buildings
  • Denwick
  • Cauledge Park
  • Canongate
  • Canledge Park
  • Broomhouse
  • Alnwick South Side
  • Abbey Lands.

Nonconformists include:

  • Baptist
  • Church of Scotland/Scottish Presbyterian
  • Independent/Congregational
  • United Secession Relief congregation
  • Methodist New Connexion
  • Presbyterian
  • Primitive Methodist
  • Roman Catholic
  • Unitarian
  • United Presbyterian Church of Scotland
  • Wesleyan Methodist.

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ALNWICK, a town, a castle, two townships, a parish, a subdistrict, and a district, in Northumberland. The town stands on the river Alne, at the terminus of a branch railway of 3 miles from the Bilton Junction of the Northeastern, 34 miles by road, and 38½ by railway, N by W of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Its name signifies “the town on Alne.” The town probably dates from the time of the Romans; or, at least, grew up as a dependency of a strong baronial mansion, the original castle, in the time of the Saxons. The barony belonged to William Tyson, who fell at the battle of Hastings; it was given by the Conqueror to Ivo de Vesco, the ancestor of the De Vescis; and it passed, in 1310, to the family of Percy, the ancestors of the Dukes of Northumberland. Malcolm III. of Scotland besieged the town in 1093; and was killed before its walls in 1098. David of Scotland captured it in 1135. William the Lion besieged it in 1174; but was surprised by Ralph de Glanville, and taken prisoner to London. King John burnt it in 1215. Gualo, the Pope’s legate, convoked a meeting of the Scottish bishops at it in 1220. Robert Bruce’s nobles, Douglas and Randolph, besieged it without success in 1328. Additional fortifications of both the town and the castle were made in 1411. The Scots took the town and burnt it in 1448, in revenge for the burning of Dumfries. The Earl of Warwick laid siege to the castle in 1463, after the battle of Hexham; and Sir George Douglas, with a considerable force, came to its relief, and enabled its garrison to retire unmolested.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Alnwick, 311 m. N.N.W. London. Mrkt. Sat. P. 6626

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850

Parish Records

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Alnwick The Universal British Directory 1791 – Google Books


Alnwick Northumberland Principal Inhabitants Universal British Directory 1791

Bailey’s Northern Directory 1781


Historical Maps


  • County: Northumberland
  • Civil Registration District: Alnwick
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Durham
  • Rural Deanery: Alnwick
  • Poor Law Union: Alnwick
  • Hundred: Coquetdale Ward
  • Province: York