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Ridley, Northumberland

Historical Description

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.

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 parishHaltwhistle 
Poor Law unionHaltwhistle 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ridley from the following:

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 districtNE47
Post TownHexham