Ridley, a township in Haltwhistle parish, Northumberland, on the river Allen, at its influx to the South Tyne, 1¼mile from Bardon Mill station on a section of the N.E.R., and 5 miles E of Haltwhistle. It comprises the hamlets of Alien's Green, Beltingham, and Willimoteswyke. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Bardon Mill. Acreage,. 3726 of land and 49 of water; population, 208. The manor originally belonged to the Ridleys, and then to the Blacketfc family. Ridley Hall is the property of the Hon. Francis. Bowes-Lyon, second son of the thirteenth Earl of Strathmore, to whom it reverted on the death of the late Mrs Davidson, granddaughter of John, ninth Earl of Strathmore. The woods and walks in the grounds are picturesque, and extend several miles up the Alien toward Staward Peel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Haltwhistle|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Ridley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Ridley)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.
Online maps of Ridley 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
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