Place:Wark on Tyne, Northumberland, England


NameWark on Tyne
Located inNorthumberland, England

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Wark on Tyne is a small village and civil parish usually called Wark in Northumberland, England about north of Hexham.

The name is derived from the Viking word for Earthworks, and refers to the mound at the south of the village, where a meeting hall once stood. The hotel name 'battlesteads' is taken from the stables that once stood there, as the meeting hall was used as the main meeting place for the Clan Chieftains. Wark was also once the capital town of Tynedale, and still retains a Town Hall, rather than a Village Hall.

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