Place:Norham, Northumberland, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates55.717°N 2.15°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     (1844 - 1955)
Also located inDurham, England     (500 - 1844)
See alsoNorhamshire, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Norham and Islandshires Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Berwick upon Tweed District, Northumberland, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
Contained Places
Norham Castle
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Norham is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, England, just south of the River Tweed and the border with Scotland. The population, as reported in the 2011 UK census, was 579.

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 and was then considered an "ancient parish".

Norham was an ancient parish in Norhamshire within the county of Durham until 1844 subsequently in Northumberland. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1974 it was part of Norham and Islandshires Rural District. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Ancroft became part of the Berwick upon Tweed District until 2009 when Northumberland became a unitary authority.

Research Tips

  • Northumberland Archives previously known as Northumberland Collections Service and Northumberland County Record Office. Now based within Woodhorn Museum in Ashington and providing free access to numerous records for local and family historians alike.
Full postal address: Museum and Northumberland Archives, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF; Phone: 01670 624455
There is a branch office in Berwick upon Tweed.
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