Ogle, a township in Whalton parish, Northumberland, 6½ miles SW of Morpeth station on the N.E.R. Acreage, 2185; population, 87. Ogle Castle was long the seat of the ancient family of Ogle; was built or restored and strengthened in 1340 by Robert de Ogle; was a long quadrangular pile, with towers at the four corners and surrounded by a double moat crossed by a drawbridge; and was the place to which Copeland took the captive King David of Scotland after the battle of Neville's Cross. It is now represented chiefly by fragments incorporated with a picturesque manor house of the time of Charles I. and by remains of the moat.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Ogle from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Ogle)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.
Online maps of Ogle are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers related to Northumberland online: