Edlingham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Lemmington Mills, Lemmington with Battle Bridge and Lemmington Mills, Lemmington, Learchild, Broome Park, Broom Park, Bolton, Battle Bridge, Abbewick, and Abberwick.

Alternative names: Eddingham

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. John the Baptist

Parish registers begin:


  • Parish registers: 1658
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1760


  • Parish registers: 1824
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Eglingham
  • Alnwick
  • Rothbury
  • Longframlington
  • Felton
  • Whittingham

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EDLINGHAM, a township and a parish in Alnwick district Northumberland. The township lies near Avdon forest, 6 miles SE of Alnwick town and r. station; and has a post office under Alnwick. Acres, 5,636. Pop., 133. Houses, 29. The parish contains also the townships of Abberwick, Lemmington, Learchild, Broom-Park, and Bolton. Acres, 12,348. Real property, £7,029. Pop., 676. Houses, 129. The property is divided among a few. A castle of the Swinbornes stood here, and some ruins of it still exist. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Bolton, in the diocese of Durham. Value, 483. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church is good.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

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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