Welcome to Mitford Parish Council

The Parish of Mitford covers an area of approximately 15km₂ in the Northumberland countryside, which includes the villages of Mitford and Tranwell as well as hamlets in Tranwell Woods, Gubeon, Edington and Mitford Steads. The Parish has a population of roughly 450 people and around 200 dwellings.  Within the parish, there is a Church, a village hall, a pub, two equestrian facilities and a family golf centre amongst other small enterprises.   

Mitford Castle

St Mary Magdalene Church

Mitford Hall

Built between 1150 and 1170 by William Bertram, Mitford Castle was one of Northumberland’s largest fortifications at the time. The castle was “knocked about a bit” by King John in 1216 and besieged by the Scots the following year.  It was abandoned in the late 14th Century but has suffered badly over the centuries from looting of stones.

St Mary Magdalene Church dates from about 1135 and is possibly on the site of an earlier, simple Saxon church.  King John’s troops burned the Church down in 1216 and it was again burned in 1705 when the heating stove caught fire and the roof was destroyed. Between 1874 – 1885 a huge restoration took place, adding a tower and a steeple.       

Mitford Hall is a Georgian mansion house and Grade II listed building standing in its own 85-acre park overlooking the River Wansbeck. It was built in 1828 by the Mitford family to a design by the architect John Dobson, to replace their old home, Mitford Old Manor House, on the opposite side of the river.  Since 1993 it has been privately owned.  

Mitford News

16 July 2024

Meeting Notice

The parish council meeting scheduled for 3rd July and cancelled at short notice due to a power failure, has been rescheduled to 7.30pm on Wednesday, 7th August 2024, at the village hall. A revised agenda will be available nearer the time.

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