Akeld


Akeld is a village in Northumberland. It is located by Akeld Burn near its confluence with the River Glen. During the middle ages the area was frequently raided by Boader Reivers. Nearby is the site of the Battle of Homildon Hill fought between the English and Scots in 1402. In Akeld the Bastle House (fortified farmhouse) was built to protect against the threat of attack. Akled also has a former Manor House. In the late 19th century Akeld Station was built on the Alnwick to Cornhill Railway. Akeld also has a World War 2 pillbox.

Akeld is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, England. It is situated to the west of Wooler, and has a population of 82, increasing at the 2011 Census to 221. 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.

History

From 1887 to 1930 the village was served by Akeld railway station.

Governance

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

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The Former Railway Station at Akeld

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Farm cottages, Akeld

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The Northumbrian village of Akeld

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View over Akeld from the south

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National Park Sign, Akeld

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Akeld Hill

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