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Biddlestone, Northumberland

Historical Description

Biddlestone, a township in Alwinton parish, Northumberland, in .the basin of the Coquet river, under the Silverton and Harden Hills, 7 miles NW of Rothbury station on the North British railway. Acreage, 4860; population, 156. The manor belonged anciently to the Vissards, but was given by Edward I. to Sir W. de Selby, and still belongs to his descendants. James L, when on his way to London in 1603, was entertained here, and knighted five of the Selbys. There is a Roman Catholic chapel.

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 parishAllenton 
Poor Law unionRothbury 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

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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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE65
Post TownMorpeth