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Viscount Allendale

Viscountcy of Allendale
Coronet of a British Viscount.svg
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Arms of Beaumont, Viscount Allendale: Gules, a lion rampant or armed and langued azure an orle of eight crescents of the second
Creation date5 July 1911
Created byKing George V
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderWentworth Beaumont, 2nd Baron Allendale
Present holderWentworth Beaumont, 4th Viscount
Heir apparentHon. Wentworth Ambrose Ismay Beaumont
Remainder tothe 1st Viscount's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten.
Subsidiary titlesBaron Allendale

Viscount Allendale, of Allendale and Hexham in the County of Northumberland, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 5 July 1911 for the Liberal politician Wentworth Beaumont, 2nd Baron Allendale. The title of Baron Allendale, of Allendale and Hexham in the County of Northumberland, had been created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom on 20 July 1906 for his father, the Yorkshire mining magnate and Liberal Member of Parliament, Wentworth Beaumont. The first Viscount's son, the second Viscount, notably served as Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland between 1949 and 1956. As of 2017 the titles are held by the latter's grandson, the fourth Viscount, who succeeded his father in 2002.

Several other members of the Beaumont family have also gained distinction. Thomas Wentworth Beaumont, father of the first Baron, was a politician. The Hon. Hubert Beaumont, third son of the first Baron Allendale, was a Liberal politician. His grandson was Timothy Beaumont, Baron Beaumont of Whitley.

The family seats are Bywell Hall, in Bywell and Stocksfield Hall, in Stocksfield, both in Northumberland. They also owned Bretton Hall in West Yorkshire.

Coat of arms

The heraldic blazon for the coat of arms of the viscountcy is: Gules, a lion rampant or armed and langued azure between eight crescents in orle of the second. This can be translated as: a red shield with a golden lion rampant with blue claws and tongue between eight golden crescents arranged around the edge of the shield.

Barons Allendale (1906)

Viscounts Allendale (1911)

The heir apparent is the present holder's son, the Hon. Wentworth Ambrose Ismay Beaumont (b. 1979).
The heir apparent's heir apparent is his son Wentworth Louis Canning Beaumont (b. 2013).

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