Rudchester  Northumberland


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

RUDCHESTER, or Rouchester, a township in Ovingham parish, Northumberland; on the Roman wall, 8½ miles W N W of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Acres, 644. Pop., 58. Houses, 11. The Roman station Vindobala was here; is still slightly traceable; and has furnished fouraltars, a Hercules, bricks, coins, and other relics. Amediæval stronghold also was here, and became the nucleus of a modern farm-house.

Rudchester through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd September 2021

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