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Ilderton, Northumberland

Historical Description

Ilderton, a township and a parish in Northumberland. The township lies under the Cheviots, 4 miles SSE ofWooler, and 12½ NW by W of Alnwick, and has a station on a branch oftheN.E.B. Acreage, 5335; population, 112. The parish contains also the townships of Roseden, Roddam, Middleton Hall, North Middleton, and South Middleton. Population, 471. Post town, Wooperton (R.S.O.); money order office, Wooler; telegraph office, Ilderton railway station. The manor anciently belonged to the Ildertons. Much of the surface is upland. Hedgehope Mountain has an altitude of 2347 feet. A Druidical circle of 10 stones is under Hedgehope, and an ancient camp is on Roseden Edge. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Newcastle-on-Tyne; net value, £168 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is of ancient foundation, the tower being of 14th century work. In 1727 the nave was rebuilt; the old stones (Norman) were used in rebuilding. In 1879 the chancel was restored and the church reseated and generally adorned.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishIlderton St. Michael 
Poor Law unionGlendale 

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE66
Post TownAlnwick