Brenkley

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Brenkley
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55°04′13″N1°39′30″W / 55.070201°N 1.6584341°W / 55.070201; -1.6584341 Coordinates: 55°04′13″N1°39′30″W / 55.070201°N 1.6584341°W / 55.070201; -1.6584341

Brenkley is a hamlet and former civil parish about 6 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne, now in the parish of Dinnington, in the Newcastle upon Tyne district, in the county of Tyne and Wear, England. In 1951 the parish had a population of 28. [1]

History

The name "Brenkley" means 'Brynca's mound' or 'edge mound'. [2] Brenkley is possibly a shrunken medieval village, although there is no indications on the ground. [3] Brenkley is one of the possible sources of the surname Brinkley. [4] Brenkley was formerly a township in the parish of Dinnington, [5] from 1866 Brenkley was a civil parish in its own right until it was abolished on 1 April 1955 and merged with Dinnington, the rest went to form Brunswick. [6] In 1974 it became part of Tyne and Wear, having previously been part of Northumberland.

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References

  1. "Population statistics Brenkley Tn/CP through time". A Vision of Britain . Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  2. "Brenkley Key to English Place-names". The University of Nottingham. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  3. Historic England. "Brenkley - Md village shrinkage (25248)". Research records (formerly PastScape). Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  4. "Last name: Brinkley". SurnameDB. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  5. "History of Brenkley, in Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumberland". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  6. "Relationships and changes Brenkley Tn/CP through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 1 August 2020.