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

14 July 2023

What’s going on in Mitford this July?

Wednesday 5th July
Parish Council Meeting – 7.30pm Village Hall

Wednesday 12th July
“A History of Mitford Hall” – Historical Society meeting & talk, 7pm Village Hall

Tuesday 25th July
Mobile library in Fontside 3pm – 4pm

Village Hall Activities: –

Every Monday
Country Dancing 10.30am – 12 noon

6th Morpeth Brownies 6pm – 7.30pm (term time)

Table Tennis 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Every Tuesday
Pilates 10am – 12 noon

Dancing class 7.30pm – 9pm

Every Thursday
7pm to 9pm – Table tennis – new members always welcome

First Wednesday of the month
Parish Council meeting – 7.30pm

Second Wednesday of the month
Historical Society talk – 7pm

Fourth Sunday of the month
Cafe Church service, 10am

Council Meetings