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Ramshope

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"RAMSHOPE is an extra parochial place, at the extremity of Elsdon parish, on the north side of the Reed, fifteen miles W.N.W. of Elsdon. It is the property of George Dodd, Esq., and comprises an area of 1,010 acres, the rateable value of which is £375. It contains only one house, and in 1851, there were thirteen inhabitants. It is occupied by Henry Thompson, farmer and grazier." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].

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Census

  • Northumberland County Record Office holds copies of Census Returns 1841 - 1891 and provides a useful User Guide  
  • The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN20) published by the https://www.ndfhs.org.uk/ may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.
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Church Records

Adjacent Parishes.
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Civil Registration

  • This area is within Northumberland West Registration District.
  • Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be ordered from Northumberland County Council.
     
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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Ramshope to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Ramshope has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Ramshope was part of Bellingham Poor Law Union. The Union Workhouse was located in the town of Bellingham. Some records are held at Northumberland Record Office, but these are of limited genealogical value.
  • Peter Higginbotham has provided details, a map and photographs of Bellingham Workhouse.