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Ratchwood, Northumberland

Ratchwood is located about half a mile south-east of Warenford in Northumberland. It is thought to have been the location of a medieval settlement[1] and in the mid-19th century, was recorded as a township in the ancient parish of Bambrugh. However, there is no longer a settlement here; modern OS maps show "Ratchwood (ruin)" and "Rachwood Strip"; the latter being a modest strip of woodland.

RATCHWOOD, a township, in the parish of Bambrough, union of Belford, N. division of Bambrough ward and of Northumberland, 4½ miles (S.E. by S.) from the town of Belford; containing 19 inhabitants. It is situated at a short distance east of the road from Belford to Alnwick.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.
Bamburgh Parish, 1848 Adderstone with Lucker Civil Parish
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Track alongside Ratchwood Strip

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Cattle, Ratchwood

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Old Road, Ratchwood

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- "The possible site of a medieval village, although there is no firm evidence to support this claim...."

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