Widdrington  Northumberland


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.

Widdrington through time

Widdrington 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 Widdrington itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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: 24th May 2022

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