Place:Longridge, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.743°N 2.068°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     (1844 - 1955)
Also located inDurham, England     ( - 1844)
See alsoNorham, Northumberland, Englandancient parish of which it was a part
Norhamshire, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Norham and Islandshires Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Horncliffe, Northumberland, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Longridge from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"LONGRIDGE, a township in Norham parish, Northumberland; 3½ miles SW of Berwick-on-Tweed. Acres: 558. Population: 57. Houses: 16. Longridge House is a chief residence."

Longridge was a township in the ancient parish of Simonburn and became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1974 it was part of Norham and Islandshires Rural District. In 1955 it was absorbed into the adjacent parish of Horncliffe.

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