Carham  Northumberland


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Carham like this:

CARHAM, a village and a parish in Glendale district, Northumberland. The village stands adjacent to the river Tweed, to the Tweedmouth and Kelso railway, and to the boundary with Scotland, 5½ miles WSW of Cornhill; and has a station on the railway. The parish includes also the townships of Shidlaw, Downham, Hagg, New Learmouth, West Learmouth, East and West Mindrim, Moneylaws, Preston, Tythehill, Wark, and Wark-Common; and its Post Town is Coldstream. ...

Acres, 10,382; of which 127 are water. Real property, £17,411. Pop., 1,274. Houses, 236. The property is divided among a few. Carham Hall belongs to the heirs of A. Compton, Esq. Shidlaw hill and other offsets of the Cheviots are in the south, and command charming views. A house of black monks, a cell to Kirkham priory in Yorkshire, anciently stood here; and was burned by the Scots under Wallace, whose place of encampment is still called Campfield. Three sanguinary battles were fought in the parish; one at an early period, between the Saxons and the Danes; the other two, in 1018 and 1370, between the English and the Scots. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £233.* Patrons, the heirs of A. Compton, Esq. The church is good.

Carham through time

Carham is now part of Berwick upon Tweed district. Click here for graphs and data of how Berwick upon Tweed has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Carham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Carham, in Berwick upon Tweed and Northumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 03rd July 2022

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