Alnham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Unthank, Screnwood, Scrainwood, and Prendwick.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St Michael and All Angels

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1688
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1813

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ALNHAM, a township and a parish in Rothbury district, Northumberland. The township lies near the source of Alne river, under the southern offsets of the Cheviots, 13 miles W of Alnwick r. station; and has a post office under Alnwick. Acres, 9,535. Pop., 119. Houses, 22. The parish includes also the townships of Prendwick, Unthank, and Screnwood. Acres, 12,389. Real property, £4,326. Pop., 295. Houses. 47. The property is divided among a few. Much of the surface is moor and mountain. A semicircular ancient camp 300 feet in diameter, with encircling double rampart and deep trench, occurs on a hill about a mile W of the village. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £200. Patron, the Duke of Northumberland. The church is cruciform and old. The parsonage was built in the time of Edward III., and restored in 1844, and includes a peel tower.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Northumberland
  • Civil Registration District: Rothbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Durham
  • Rural Deanery: Rothbury
  • Poor Law Union: Rothbury
  • Hundred: Coquetdale
  • Province: York

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