Acklington

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Acklington
Acklington in 2007.jpg
Acklington
Acklington is located in Northumberland
Acklington
Acklington
Acklington shown within Northumberland
Population 544 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference NU229019
Civil parish
  • Acklington
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MORPETH
Postcode district NE65
Dialling code 01670
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Northumberland
55°18′40″N 1°38′24″W / 55.311°N 1.640°W / 55.311; -1.640Coordinates: 55°18′40″N 1°38′24″W / 55.311°N 1.640°W / 55.311; -1.640

Acklington is a small village in Northumberland, England. It is situated to the south-west of Amble, inland from the North Sea coast. It is served by Acklington railway station. The name is Anglo-Saxon Old English 'farmstead of Eadlac's people'.

Acklington won the title of Northumberland Village of the Year in 2007.[2] It has a parish church, St John the Divine, and a Church of England primary school.

To the north of Acklington is Morwick Hall a Grade II listed Georgian house. It was built by the Grey family of Howick;[3] in the 1850’s it was owned by William Linskill, a former High Sheriff of Northumberland.

A World War II FW3/22 pillbox is located near the B6345.[4]

A dam was constructed on the River Coquet in 1776, causing problems for the river's salmon population. Many years later, the eccentric naturalist Frank Buckland erected a sign directing the salmon to another stream.[5]


Economy[edit]

Acklington is the home of two prisons: HMP Acklington houses adults,[6] while HMPYOI Castington houses young offenders.[7] The prisons are built on the site of RAF Acklington, a former airfield which opened during World War II.[8] The RAF station was used as an Armament Practice Camp with the aircraft operating over Druridge Bay.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Ashington
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6
(43)
7
(44)
8
(47)
10
(50)
12
(54)
16
(60)
18
(64)
18
(64)
16
(61)
13
(55)
9
(48)
7
(44)
12
(53)
Average low °C (°F) 3
(37)
3
(37)
3
(38)
5
(41)
7
(45)
10
(50)
12
(54)
12
(54)
11
(51)
8
(46)
5
(41)
3
(38)
7
(44)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 61
(2.4)
43
(1.7)
41
(1.6)
43
(1.7)
53
(2.1)
46
(1.8)
79
(3.1)
79
(3.1)
58
(2.3)
64
(2.5)
66
(2.6)
58
(2.3)
691
(27.2)
Source: Weatherbase [9]

Transport[edit]

Railway
Acklington Railway Station

Acklington is served by Acklington railway station which is located on the East Coast Main Line, although in the 2009–2010 timetable the only trains calling at Acklington were one (evening) northbound and two (morning and evening) southbound local services operated on Mondays to Saturdays by Northern.

The line was opened by the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway, then joining the North Eastern Railway, it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Village of the Year 2007 - county winners Archived April 13, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Property details: Morwick Hall". 
  4. ^ "Pillbox FW3/22 Acklington". tracesofwar.com. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Acklington Parish - Recent History". Acklington Parish. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  6. ^ HM Prison Service - Locate a Prison - Acklington Archived June 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-27. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  8. ^ Related Images for HMP and YOI Castington - Criminal Information Agency.com
  9. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Ashington, England". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

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