Ilderton, Northumberland

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Ilderton station (former) geograph-3193602-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
The former Ilderton railway station
Ilderton is located in Northumberland
Location within Northumberland
Population235 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceNU015215
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAlnwick
Postcode districtNE66
AmbulanceNorth East
UK Parliament
List of places
55°29′14″N 1°58′40″W / 55.4873°N 1.9778°W / 55.4873; -1.9778Coordinates: 55°29′14″N 1°58′40″W / 55.4873°N 1.9778°W / 55.4873; -1.9778

Ilderton is a small village in Northumberland, England. It is located on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, between Lilburn, Northumberland in the east and Hedgehope Hill in the west.[2]

The place-name 'Ilderton' is first attested in Charter Rolls of circa 1125 as Ildretona, and as Hildreton during the reign of Henry II. The name means 'elder town or settlement', the word 'elder' referring to the tree of that name.[3]


The parish church of St Michael retains a thirteenth-century tower. In the churchyard at its western edge is the stone-built Roddam Mausoleum, which is tunnel-vaulted inside. Dating from 1795, it contains the tomb of Admiral Robert Roddam.[4]

The area is noted for its large number of earthworks and remains of prehistoric settlements, for example the stone circle in Threestoneburn Wood to the west.[5]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 3 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 March 2006. Retrieved 3 February 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Keys to the Past
  3. ^ Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.262.
  4. ^ Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Northumberland, p.356.
  5. ^ [1] Vision of Britain

External links[edit]

  • GENUKI (Accessed: 19 November 2008)