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Aydon Castle, Northumberland

Historical Description

Aydon-Castle, a township in Corbridge parish, Northumberland, 1½ mile N of Corbridge. Acreage, 415; population, 18. A fortified house of the Aydon family was built here, in the time of Edward I., on the side of a ravine, and is now occupied as a farmhouse. It has the form of the letter H, with a tower at the end of each of the four wings. The walls are very thick, and one of the towers is upwards of 60 feet high. It was part of the ancient barony of the Baliols, from whom it passed to the Aydons. It is now the property of the Blackett family. Corbridge is the post town.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthumberland 
Civil parishCorbridge 
Poor Law unionHexham 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.


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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE45
Post TownCorbridge