Meldon, Northumberland

Meldon is a village in Northumberland, England. It lies to the west of Morpeth. The village is one of the 51 Thankful Villages in the United Kingdom that suffered no fatalities during the Great War of 1914–1918.[2] The population of Meldon as taken at the 2001 Census was 162, increasing to 242 at the 2011 Census.[3]

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St. John the Baptist Church, Meldon
Meldon is located in Northumberland
Location within Northumberland
Population162 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid referenceNZ125835
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMORPETH
Postcode districtNE61
AmbulanceNorth East
EU ParliamentNorth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
55°08′44″N 1°48′19″W / 55.1456°N 1.8054°W / 55.1456; -1.8054Coordinates: 55°08′44″N 1°48′19″W / 55.1456°N 1.8054°W / 55.1456; -1.8054


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Neighbourhood Statistics
  2. ^ It is not strictly true that Meldon did not lose anyone in the 1914–18 war. George Alder Eamens, a native of Meldon, was killed. His details can be found on the War Graves Commission website. However he served in the Australian army, having previously emigrated. It can,therefore, be argued that he went to war from Australia and, had he survived, he would have returned to Australia. Nevertheless, some villages, e.g. Bamburgh, do acknowledge and include on their war memorials the names of former residents who had emigrated.
  3. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 29 January 2016.

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