Abberwick

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Abberwick
Agricultural landscape - geograph.org.uk - 438642.jpg
Near Abberwick, looking north
Abberwick is located in Northumberland
Abberwick
Abberwick
Location within Northumberland
OS grid referenceNU125135
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townALNWICK
Postcode districtNE66
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55°24′54″N 1°48′14″W / 55.415°N 1.804°W / 55.415; -1.804Coordinates: 55°24′54″N 1°48′14″W / 55.415°N 1.804°W / 55.415; -1.804

 

Abberwick is a hamlet near the River Aln in the English county of Northumberland.

The name is derived from Old English 'Alubeorht's or Alu(h)burg's dairy farm' (Alubeorht or Alu(h)burg + wīc). It was recorded as Alburwic in 1169, Alber- or Alburckwick in 1278, Awberwyke in 1428, Averwick in 1610 and Abberwick from 1689.[1]

In the mid-19th century, Abberwick comprised four farms, a corn mill and a few houses. The population was 99 people in 1801, 142 in 1811, 125 in 1821, 135 in 1831, 170 in 1841 and 148 in 1851. It had an area of 1,678 acres and was the property of Bryan Burrell of Broom Park.[2]

The civil parish was merged into Edlingham in 1955.[3] In 1951 the civil parish had a population of 44.[4] Abberwick is also a deserted medieval village.[5]


Governance[edit]

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


References[edit]

  1. ^ Watts, Victor (2007). The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names. Cambridge University Press. p. 1. ISBN 978-0521168557.
  2. ^ Whellan, William (1855). History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland. London: Whittaker. p. 642. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Relationships and changes Abberwick Tn/CP through time". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Population Statistics Abberwick Tn/CP through time". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  5. ^ "ABBERWICK". Pastscape. Retrieved 1 February 2018.

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