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Widdrington Village


 

Widdrington is a village and (as Widdrington Village) a civil parish in the county of Northumberland, England. It borders Tritlington and West Chevington and East Chevington parishes to the north, the North Sea to the east, Cresswell and Ellington and Linton parishes to the south, and Widdrington Station and Stobswood parish to the west.

History

The area was the seat of the Widdrington family. In 1642, William Widdrington raised forces in support of Charles I, who elevated him to the new title of Baron Widdrington. After the defeat of the Royalist forces in the North, he fled and his estates were confiscated by Parliament. He returned in support of Charles II, but was slain at the Battle of Wigan Lane.

William Widdrington, 4th Baron Widdrington, was convicted of high treason for his part in the Jacobite rising of 1715, his title forfeited, and his estates broken up and sold.

The medieval tower house, Widdrington Castle, fell into ruin after a fire 1777, finally being demolished in 1862. James VI and I stayed at the castle on 8 April 1603 as a guest of Sir Robert Carey and his wife Elizabeth Trevanion.

Landmarks

The Grade I listed parish church dates to the 12th century. There are ruins of a medieval castle, Widdrington Castle, a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

In the grounds of the parish church sits the War Memorial Cross, on which is the inscription: "SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THIS DISTRICT WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919"

Notable people

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Northumberland Map and Aerial View Widdrington Village Civil Parish William Straker (1855-1941) Church of the Holy Trinity, Widdrington Map and Aerial View Medieval Preceptory, Low Chibburn War Memorial, Widdrington Village Widdrington, 1848
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Widdrington United Reformed Church

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Holy Trinity, Widdrington

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Farm shop at Widdrington

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The War Memorial at Holy Trinity, Widdrington

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No 9 School Row, Widdrington

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The Parish Church of Holy Trinity, Widdrington

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Regency Close in Widdrington

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Widdrington Farm

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Garth Lane, Widdrington

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Widdrington Chapel, Northumberland.

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William Straker (1855-1941)
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William Straker (1855-1941)
- Overview About William Straker William Straker was a trade unionist and social reformer. He was born in Snitter, Northumberland in 1855, and began working in the colliery at Widdrington when he ...
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