Place:


Kirkley  Northumberland

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Kirkley like this:

KIRKLEY, a township in Ponteland parish, Northumberland; on the river Blyth, 6½ miles SSW of Morpeth. It contains the hamlets of Benridge and Cartermoor. Acres, 1,816. Pop., 181. Houses, 33. The manor belonged to the Eures, -one of whom was a famous warden of the Marches in the time of Henry VIII.; and it passed, in the time of James I., to the Ogles. The house contains some interesting portraits and relics; and the park has an obelisk, erected on the centenary of the landing of William III., in commemoration of that event. There is a Presbyterian church.

Kirkley through time

Kirkley is now part of Castle Morpeth district. Click here for graphs and data of how Castle Morpeth has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Kirkley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kirkley, in Castle Morpeth and Northumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/9415

Date accessed: 15th December 2019


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