In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Widdrington like this:
WIDDRINGTON, a parish in Morpeth district, Northumberland; adjacent to the Northeastern railway, 7½ miles NE by N of Morpeth. It contains W. village and Dunridge and Linton hamlets; has a post-office under Morpeth and a r. station; and gave the title of Baron, in the time of Charles I., to the Widdringtons. Acres, 4,530. Real property, £4,142; of which £74 are in mines. Pop., 502. Houses, 95. The manor belonged, from the time of Henry III. till 1715, to the Widdringtons; and, with W. Castle, belongs now to Lord Vernon. The castle was burnt down in 1780, and afterwards rebuilt. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £70.* Patron, Lord Vernon. There are a United Presbyterian chapel and a reading room.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Widdrington has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Castle Morpeth. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Widdrington and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Widdrington, in Castle Morpeth and Northumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th May 2013
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