Place:Fallodon, Northumberland, England

Alt namesFallowdensource: alternate spelling
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates55.505°N 1.607°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoEmbleton, Northumberland, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Bamburgh Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient division in which it was located
Alnwick Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Newton by the Sea, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Fallodon is a hamlet situated in Northumberland, England. It is the territorial designation of Viscount Grey of Fallodon. It is pronounced with the emphasis on the second syllable.

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

"FALLOWDEN, a township in Embleton parish, Northumberland; 6½ miles NNE of Alnwick. Acres: 1,024. Population: 104. Houses: 19. Fallowden House belonged formerly to the Woods, and belongs now to Sir George Grey, Bart. An ilex-tree [holly] here has a girth of 11 feet in the stem."

As stated above, Fallodon was part of the ancient parish of Embleton. From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Alnwick Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and it was absorbed into the nearby parish of Newton by the Sea.

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