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Risingham, Northumberland

Historical Description

Risingham, the ancient Roman station of Habitancum in the W of Northumberland, on Watling Street and the river Reed, 4½ miles NE of Bellingham. It occupies an area of 4½ acres, retains high ruined enclosure walls, has yielded Roman inscriptions and other Roman relics, and is celebrated in " Rokeby " as-" The moated mount of Bisingham, Where Reed upon her margin sees Sweet Woodburn's cottages and trees."

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 parishCorsenside 
Poor Law unionBellingham 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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