Kidland

KIDLAND, an extra-parochial liberty, in the union of Rothbury, W. division of Coquetdale ward, N. division of Northumberland, 12 miles (N. W. by W.) from Rothbury; containing 63 inhabitants. This liberty comprises 21,750 acres of land. It is a mountainous district, of which Kidland-Lee, on the west side of the river Alwine, is the most fertile part; many of the hills are of a conical form, and the glens which divide the eminences display a variety of bold and sublime scenery. The Cheviot breed of sheep are found here in great perfection. A chapel called Memmer-kirk stood near the source of the Alwine, but its ruins can now scarcely be traced.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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