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Ancroft, Northumberland

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Ancroft, Northumberland

Ancroft is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, England. Prior to 1844, Ancroft lay within the Islandshire exclave of County Durham. It is south of Berwick-upon-Tweed, and has a population of 885. There are several suggestions as to how Ancroft got its name. It might be an abridged version of "Aidan's-croft" - the croft of St Aidan who was the first Bishop of Lindisfarne (Holy Island).
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyN'thumb, pre-1844 in det pt of Durham
OS GridNU0045
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01289
Population885 (2001 census)

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

Ancroft, par., N. Northumberland, 5½ miles S. of Berwick-on-Tweed, 10,393 ac. (452 water), pop. 1523; P.O.

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