|Creation date||5 July 1911|
|Monarch||King George V|
|Peerage||Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|First holder||Wentworth Beaumont, 2nd Baron Allendale|
|Present holder||Wentworth Beaumont, 4th Viscount|
|Heir apparent||Hon. Wentworth Ambrose Ismay Beaumont|
|Remainder to||the 1st Viscount's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten.|
|Subsidiary titles||Baron 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 2013[update] 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.
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)
- Wentworth Blackett Beaumont, 1st Baron Allendale (1829–1907)
- Wentworth Canning Beaumont, 2nd Baron Allendale (created Viscount Allendale in 1911)
Viscounts Allendale (1911)
- Wentworth Canning Beaumont, 1st Viscount Allendale (1860–1923)
- Wentworth Henry Canning Beaumont, 2nd Viscount Allendale (1890–1956)
- Wentworth Hubert Charles Beaumont, 3rd Viscount Allendale (1922–2002)
- Wentworth Peter Ismay Beaumont, 4th Viscount Allendale (b. 1948)
The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. Wentworth Ambrose Ismay Beaumont (b. 1979).
The heir apparent's heir apparent is his son Wenworth Louis Canning Beaumont (b. 2013).
- Montague-Smith, P.W. (ed.), Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage, Kelly's Directories Ltd, Kingston-upon-Thames, 1968, p.56
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (2003 edition). London: Pan Macmillan, 2003.,[page needed],[page needed]
- Lundy, Darryl. "Wentworth Canning Blackett Beaumont, 1st Viscount Allendale". The Peerage. External link in