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Meldon, Northumberland

Historical Description

Meldon, a parish in Northumberland, on the Wansbeck river, 6 miles W by S of Morpeth. It has a station on the North British railway, and its post town is Morpeth; money order office, Whalton; telegraph office, Hartburn. Acreage, 1028; population, 149. The manor, with Meldon Park, belongs to the Cookson family. Meldon Tower existed in the time of Henry VI.; was the seat of the Fenwicks; is associated in curious local tradition with Meg o' Meldon, mother of Sir W. Fenwick, in the 17th century; and has completely disappeared. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church was restored by Dr Eaine the antiquary in 1849, and in 1892 was very greatly improved and beautified by Mr J. B. Cookson of Meldon Hall.

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 parishMeldon St. John the Evangelist 
Poor Law unionMorpeth 

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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 districtNE61
Post TownMorpeth