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Akeld, Northumberland

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Akeld, Northumberland

Akeld is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, England. It is situated to the west of Wooler, and has a population of 82. 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.
Post townWOOLER
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNT9529
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01668
Population82 (2001 census)

Akeld, Northumberland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Akeld, township, Kirknewton par., N. Northumberland, 2 miles NW. of Wooler, 2268 ac., pop. 141.

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