Unthank, Alnham

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Unthank
Unthank is located in Northumberland
Unthank
Unthank
Location within Northumberland
OS grid referenceNU015115
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townALNWICK
Postcode districtNE66
PoliceNorthumbria
FireNorthumberland
AmbulanceNorth East
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List of places
UK
England
Northumberland
55°23′49″N 1°58′41″W / 55.397°N 1.978°W / 55.397; -1.978Coordinates: 55°23′49″N 1°58′41″W / 55.397°N 1.978°W / 55.397; -1.978

 

Unthank is a hamlet and former civil parish, now in the parish of Alnham in Northumberland, England. In 1951 the parish had a population of 11.[1]

History[edit]

It is first mentioned in writing as Unthanc in 1207, and in its current orthography in 1242.[2] Unthank is a deserted medieval village that was last referred to in documents in 1726.[3] Unthank was a township in Alnham parish.[4] From 1866 Unthank was a civil parish in its own right until it was merged with Alnham on 1 April 1955.[5]

Governance[edit]

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


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Statistics Unthank Tn/CP through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  2. ^ Ekwall, Eilert, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 1960. p. 486. ISBN 0198691033.
  3. ^ "Unthank Deserted Village (Alnham)". Keys to the Past. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  4. ^ "History of Unthank, in Alnwick and Northumberland". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Relationships and Changes Unthank Tn/CP through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 1 February 2020.

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