Place:


Aydon  Northumberland

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Aydon like this:

AYDON-CASTLE, a township in Corbridge parish, Northumberland; 1½ mile N of Corbridge. Acres, 393. Pop., 30. Houses, 5. A fortified house of the Aydon family was built here, in the time of Edward I., on the side of a ravine; and still stands well in a state of ruin. It has the form of the letter H, with a tower at the end of each of the four wings. The walls are very thick; and one of the towers is upwards of 60 feet high.

Aydon through time

Aydon is now part of Tynedale district. Click here for graphs and data of how Tynedale has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Aydon itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Aydon, in Tynedale and Northumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/8693

Date accessed: 18th October 2021


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