Place:Ilderton, Northumberland, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates55.487°N 1.978°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoCoquetdale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Glendale Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
North Middleton (near Wooler), Northumberland, Englandparish which it absorbed in 1955
South Middleton (near Wooler), Northumberland, Englandparish which it absorbed in 1955
Berwick upon Tweed District, Northumberland, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Ilderton is a small village in Northumberland, England. It is located on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, between Lilburn in the east and Hedgehope Hill in the west. It had a population of 235 in the 2011 UK census.

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

"ILDERTON, a township and a parish in Glendale [registration] district, Northumberland. The township lies under the Cheviots, 5 miles SSE of Wooler, and 12½ NW by W of Alnwick[railway] station. Population: 124. Houses: 22.
"The parish contains also the townships of Roseden, Roddam, Middleton Hall, North Middleton, and South Middleton. Post town, Wooler, under Alnwick. Acres: 9, 670. Real property: £7,820. Population: 571. Houses: 102. The property is divided among a few. The manor anciently belonged to the Ildertons. Much of the surface is upland. Hedgehope mountain has an altitude of 2,347 feet. A Druidical circle of 10 stones is under Hedgehope; and an ancient camp is on Roseden Edge. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Durham. Value: £150. Patron: the Duke of Northumberland. The church is modern, and has a tower, part of which is ancient."

Ilderton was an ancient parish in the Glendale Ward which also became a civil parish in the 19th century. From 1894 it was part of Glendale Rural District. In 1955 it absorbed the civil parished of North Middleton (near Wooler) and South Middleton (near Wooler). In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Ilderton became part of the Berwick upon Tweed District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority.

Townships in parish

Research Tips

  • Northumberland Archives previously known as Northumberland Collections Service and Northumberland County Record Office. Now based within Woodhorn Museum in Ashington and providing free access to numerous records for local and family historians alike.
Full postal address: Museum and Northumberland Archives, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF; Phone: 01670 624455
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