The coastal village of Ellington is the quintessential Northumberland picture postcard location. Steeped in history, both modern and from times passed, Ellington takes its name from the Saxon word meaning ‘descendants of Ella’ and was first recorded as a village in 1240 - it is however more famous for being the location of the North East’s last working deep coal mine, which closed its doors in 2005 having operated for nearly one hundred years. As well as significant historic meaning, it also represents a place high in natural beauty with a stunning coastline and beach just a few miles away.
Whilst a growing and fast developing area, Ellington still possesses its village charm and local amenities can still be found central to village life. It is also well placed to travel further afield with good transport links to larger and more well equipped towns, such as Ashington and Morpeth, which are four and six miles away respectively, plus the coastal resorts of Cresswell and Newbiggin-on-Sea.
Situated just seven miles from the main A1 road, the big city lights of Newcastle (20 miles) are easily reached. The main East Coast railway link between Edinburgh (journey time approximately 1hr:15mins) and London (journey time approximately 3hr:30mins) runs via the nearby Morpeth Station, with a weekday service of nine trains per day north to Edinburgh and around 15 trains per day south to London. Plus Glasgow can be reached in around 2hr:30mins. For those wanting to travel further afield, Newcastle Aiport is just 30 minutes by car.
Lynemouth Road, Ellington, NE61 5HH
brightening the future for ellington
Across both phases of this exciting new development there will be a total of 184 new homes created. There are also proposals to provide a retail unit on the site.
Ellington village was the site of the last remaining operational deep coal mine in North East England and has been vacant since it was closed by UK Coal in 2005. We will employ local people in construction, providing new jobs or apprenticeship opportunities for people in the area as well as contracts for suppliers.
The results of this are that when the homes are occupied, there will be a significant amount of money generated to spend in the area. The development will also create extra income to Northumberland County Council through Council Tax and ‘New Homes Bonus’, helping to underpin vital public services.