Wark-on-Tweed - Northumberland Communities

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    "...The twelfth and thirteenth centuries are of great importance to the history of Wark, according to a variety of published sources. Wark castle, lying west of the village, is supposed to have been built during this time. Its outlook is from a rocky outcrop left behind by the Ice Age, making it a prominent point of defence for a critical ford across the Tweed river. This river is known to have been 'the undisputed frontier' in the twelfth century, and there were many meetings held on the gravel banks in the middle of the river. Fortified defences were built in several places, including Norham and Berwick. When King John marched his army north in 1215 to ravage the county, he left the castle in ruins. The castle was rebuilt on a number of occasions over a period of 500 years while border warfare continued in earnest...."
  • Owner

    Northumberland County Council
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    Link: http://communities.northumberland.gov.uk/Wark-on-Tweed.htm
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 8 months ago
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