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."
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Bellingham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Risingham from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Risingham)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.
Newspapers and Periodicals
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