Bolam, Northumberland

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The church at Bolam - - 547496.jpg
St Andrew's parish church
Bolam is located in Northumberland
Bolam shown within Northumberland
OS grid reference NZ095825
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Morpeth
Postcode district NE61
Dialling code 01661
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament
Website Belsay Parish Council
List of places
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 in the civil parish of Belsay in Northumberland, England. The village is about 20 miles (32 km) north-west of Newcastle, near Bolam West Houses.


The Church of England parish church of St Andrew has a late Saxon west tower and is a Grade I listed building.[1]

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.[2]

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


  1. ^ "Church of St Andrew". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. 28 April 1969. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Shortflatt Tower". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. 27 August 1952. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 

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  • GENUKI (accessdate: 14 November 2008)