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Norham, Northumberland

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Norham, Northumberland

Norham is a village in Northumberland, England, just south of the River Tweed and the border with Scotland. It is the site of the 12th century Norham Castle, and was for many years the centre for the Norhamshire exclave of County Durham. It was transferred to Northumberland in 1844. It was on the Tweed here that Edward I of England met the Scots nobility in 1292 to decide on the future king of Scotland.
Post townBERWICK-UPON-TWEED
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyN'thumb, pre-1844 in det pt of Durham
OS GridNT9047
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01289
Population536 (Parish -2001 Census)
 

Other names by which Norham, Northumberland has been known in the past

Norham Mains ~ Northam ~ Ubbanford

Norham, Northumberland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Norham, par., township, and vil. with ry. sta., Northumberland, on river Tweed - par., 15,169 ac., pop. 2682; township, 2554 ac., pop. 920; vil., 6 miles SW. of Berwick; P.O., T.O.; is an ancient place, and long held an important position, being the capital of Norhamshire, and the seat of the Bishop of Durham's exchequer and courts of justice; a bridge (1840) crosses the Tweed here. Norham Castle (1121), now an imposing ruin, with massive square tower, surmounts a steep wooded portion of the river's bank, and was an important stronghold in the annals of Border warfare.

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