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Rudchester or Rouchester, Northumberland

Historical Description

Rudchester or Rouchester, a township in Heddon-on-the Wall parish, Northumberland, on the Roman wall, 8¼ miles WNW of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and 1½ mile from Wylam station on the N.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Wylam. Acreage, 647; population, 49. The Duke of Northumberland is lord of the manor. There is a large stone quarry. The Roman station Vindobala was here, is still slightly traceable, and has furnished four altars, a Hercules, bricks, coins, and other relics. A mediaeval stronghold also was here, and became the nucleus of a farmhouse.

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 parishOvingham 
Poor Law unionCastle ward 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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