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Broomridge, Northumberland

Historical Description

Broomridge, once a considerable village, now annexed to the Kimmerston Farm, in Ford parish, Northumberland, 6 miles N by W of Wooler. This place, in common with Brinkburn, is thought to be the Brunenburgh where Athelstane in 938 defeated the Scots and the Danes; and Haltwell Sweire, about½ a mile to the south, was the scene of Earl Bothwell's defeat in 1558 by Sir Henry Percy. Corahill (R.S.O.) is the post office.

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 parishFord 
Poor Law unionGlendale 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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