Bolam, Northumberland

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Bolam
The church at Bolam - geograph.org.uk - 547496.jpg
St Andrew's parish church
Bolam is located in Northumberland
Bolam
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Bolam shown within Northumberland
OS grid referenceNZ095825
Civil parish
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMorpeth
Postcode districtNE61
Dialling code01661
PoliceNorthumbria
FireNorthumberland
AmbulanceNorth East
EU ParliamentNorth East England
UK Parliament
WebsiteBelsay Parish Council
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55°08′10″N 1°51′07″W / 55.136°N 1.852°W / 55.136; -1.852Coordinates: 55°08′10″N 1°51′07″W / 55.136°N 1.852°W / 55.136; -1.852

Bolam is a village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Belsay in the county of Northumberland, England. The village is about 20 miles (32 km) north-west of Newcastle upon Tyne, near Bolam West Houses. In 1951 the civil parish had a population of 60.[1] On the 1 April 1955 it was merged into Belsay.[2]

History[edit]

The Church of England parish church of St Andrew has a late Saxon west tower and is a Grade I listed building.[3]

Shortflatt Tower, about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south-west of the village, is a late 15th or early 16th century pele tower, with a 17th-century house attached, and is also Grade I listed.[4]

Bolam is the burial place of Robert de Reymes, a wealthy Suffolk merchant, who in 1296 began the building of Aydon Castle, near Corbridge.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Statistics Bolam Tn/AP/CP through time". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Bolam Tn/AP/CP through time". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  3. ^ Historic England (28 April 1969). "Church of St Andrew (1304102)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  4. ^ Historic England (27 August 1952). "Shortflatt Tower (1042821)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 October 2013.

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External links[edit]

  • GENUKI (accessdate: 14 November 2008)