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HISTORIC DILSTON Guide and History

Author: Frances Dickinson

This full colour 24 page booklet covers the history of Dilston from medieval times up to the present day. Illustrations include photos of recent archaeological digs that took place alongside Dilston Castle, artist’s impressions of Dilston Hall (demolished in 1768) and portraits of James Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater and family. Of particular interest is a section detailing pottery and other artefacts found at Dilston between 2002 and 2009.

Price: £5.00 including P&P.


Author: Richard Young

October 2015 marked the Tercentenary of the Jacobite Rising of 1715, otherwise known as The Fifteen or ’15. Walker and historian Richard Young describes 15 walks of between 4 and 10 miles in length following the story of the rising in Northumberland; included are some lesser known routes through this beautiful part of the country. The book takes in 9 walks through Hexhamshire (where many legendary stories prevail) and 6 further walks linked with the rising that include Holy Island, Warkworth, Rothbury, Capheaton and Durham. As a background to the walks, the book starts by summarising the political events of the 17th century that led to the 1715 Jacobite Rising – an ill-fated attempt to return the exiled Stuarts to the English throne. It then focuses on the part played in the rising by the Northumbrian Jacobites and, in particular, James Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater, whose ancestral seat was at Dilston, near Corbridge. The ’15 Walks is fully illustrated to include numerous colour plates of places featured on the walks as well as engravings of the protagonists featured in the book.

SPECIAL OFFER: The ’15 Walks together with The Northumbrian Jacobite Trail are for sale from FoHD at £10.00 (inc p&p) for the two publications. See ORDER FORM.


Author: Frances Dickinson

This attractive and informative publication is produced in full colour and designed to open up/fold down to the format of a map. It gives a synopsis of the Jacobite Cause with particular reference to the Northumbrian Jacobites and contains a pull-out map featuring photographs and information on 26 places which have factual and legendary associations with the Risings of 1715 and 1745. It was conceived and planned by Frances Dickinson to complement her book Tracking a Legend, published 2001 – the idea arising from her numerous walks and visits whilst researching the fact and folklore of the period. The Trail Guide would be of interest to individuals and Local History Societies planning an outing around Jacobite Northumberland.

Price: £3.00 (inc p&p) or as detailed above

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