View over Akeld from the south
|Population||221 (2011 census(including Kirknewton))|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Akeld is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, England. It is situated to the west of Wooler, and in 2001 had a population of 82, increasing at the 2011 Census to 221, although this was partly due to the parish merging with that of Kirknewton. Its name is Anglo-Saxon Old English ac-helde, 'oak slope'.
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.
From 1887 to 1930 the village was served by Akeld railway station.
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