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Roddam, Northumberland

Historical Description

Roddam, a township in Ilderton parish, Northumberland, 5½ miles SSE of Wooler, and 1 mile from Wooperton station on the N.E.R. Post town and money order office, Wooler; telegraph office, Wooperton (R.S.O.) Acreage, 1204; population, 84. The manor was given to Pulleine by King Athelstan, passed by descent to the Eoddams, to whom, with Roddam Hall, it still belongs. The mansion was rebuilt by Admiral Roddam about 1776. A mound to the S of it is called Athelstan's Mount, and on being opened not many years ago was found to contain some urns and a number of large human bones.

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 parishIlderton 
Poor Law unionGlendale 

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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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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE66
Post TownAlnwick