Place:Ord, Northumberland, England

Alt namesEast Ordsource: settlement in parish
Murton on Tweedsource: settlement in parish
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates55.757°N 2.025°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     (1891 - )
See alsoTweedmouth, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish from which it was formed in 1891
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
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Ord is a civil parish in Northumberland, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population 1,365, increasing slightly to 1,374 at the 2011 Census.[1] The parish is situated to the south-west of the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, and includes the settlements of East Ord and Murton on Tweed (There is another Murton in Tynemouth.) The parish is bound to the north by the River Tweed, and to the south by the Aller Dean.

The parish was created in 1891 from part of the Tweedmouth parish. From 1894 until 1974 it was part of Norham and Islandshires Rural District. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and Ord 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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