Akeld

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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
Location within Northumberland
Population221 (2011 census(including Kirknewton))
OS grid referenceNT955295
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWOOLER
Postcode districtNE71
Dialling code01668
PoliceNorthumbria
FireNorthumberland
AmbulanceNorth East
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Northumberland
55°33′32″N 2°04′23″W / 55.559°N 2.073°W / 55.559; -2.073Coordinates: 55°33′32″N 2°04′23″W / 55.559°N 2.073°W / 55.559; -2.073

Akeld is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, England.[1] It is situated to the west of Wooler, and in 2001 had a population of 82,[2] increasing at the 2011 Census to 221, although this was partly due to the parish merging with that of Kirknewton.[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.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Local history Archived 2007-08-26 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Census 2001". Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 3 July 2015.

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