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Wark or Werk, Northumberland

Historical Description

Wark or Werk, a village in Carham parish, Northumberland, on the river Tweed, half a mile from Sunilaws station on the Tweedmouth and Kelso railway, and 2½ miles W by S of Cornhill. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Coldstream. There is a ferry across the Tweed. The manor belonged to the De Roses, passed to the Greys, and belongs now to the Earl of Tankerville. Wark Castle sustained eleven sieges by the Scots, was seven times taken, is alleged to have originated the noble order of the Garter at a ball given by Edward III., and is now represented by only ramparts and outworks.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthumberland 
Civil parishCarham 
Poor Law unionGlendale 

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Land and Property

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