Glororum

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Glororum
Glororum is located in Northumberland
Glororum
Glororum
Glororum shown within Northumberland
OS grid reference NU165335
Civil parish
  • Bamburgh
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BAMBURGH
Postcode district NE69
Dialling code 01668
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Northumberland
55°35′41″N 1°44′23″W / 55.5948°N 1.7397°W / 55.5948; -1.7397Coordinates: 55°35′41″N 1°44′23″W / 55.5948°N 1.7397°W / 55.5948; -1.7397

Glororum is a hamlet in the county of Northumberland about 1.25 miles (2.01 km) south west of Bamburgh. The 1901 census shows a population of 33.

History[edit]

Bamburgh parish records of baptisms for 1768 show this hamlet with the name of Gloweroerum

The name comes from olde english to 'Glower 'eor them' or to look over them. This is believed to be due to the fact that there was an old Roman fort on the site of the Farm that looked over Bamburgh Castle whilst it was seat to the king of Northumberland

Prior to re-development in 2010-2012 there were substantial farm buildings on the crossroads. Although the farm buildings have now been converted into luxury "Barn conversion" type residences including detached and terrace cottages and larger terraced houses, Glororum is still a working farm run by the Dryden family since 1883.

To the north-east of the hamlet there is a large holiday park comprising mainly large static caravans. The caravan Park was established in 1953 with 10 caravans and has grown over the years has grown to the size it is now.

Governance[edit]

Glororum is in the parliamentary constituency of Berwick-upon-Tweed.


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