Akeld

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Coordinates: 55°33′32″N 2°04′23″W / 55.559°N 2.073°W / 55.559; -2.073

Akeld
View over Akeld from the south - geograph.org.uk - 1426700.jpg
View over Akeld from the south
Akeld is located in Northumberland
Akeld
Akeld
 Akeld shown within Northumberland
Population 82 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference NT955295
Unitary authority Northumberland
Ceremonial county Northumberland
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WOOLER
Postcode district NE71
Dialling code 01668
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Berwick-upon-Tweed
List of places
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England
Northumberland

Akeld is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, England.[2] It is situated to the west of Wooler, and has a population of 82.[3] Its name is Anglo-Saxon Old English ac-helde, 'oak slope'.

Akeld Bastle

Akeld is dominated by the buildings of Akeld Manor and Country Club. To the south is Akeld Bastle, a sixteenth-century bastle house. Only the ground floor remains of the original building, the rest having been rebuilt in the eighteenth century.


History[edit]

From 1887 to 1930 the village was served by Akeld railway station.

Governance[edit]

Akeld is in the parliamentary constituency of Berwick-upon-Tweed.


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