Local History: Carham

  • Description

    "The parish of Carham, which also includes the village of Wark-on-Tweed, is located on the English side of the Scottish-English border. It is this border location which has defined the archaeology of the area, from battles and skirmishes of the 11th century through to regular border conflict throughout medieval times. However, long before Scotland and England were defined as nations, people lived and died in this area. So, what archaeology might we find there? The earliest archaeology in the parish dates to the Bronze Age. A number of burial sites dating to this time have been found at Howburn to the south of Wark and another possible grave site near Wark. In addition to these burials a decorated bronze axe was found near Cornhill in 1945 and a dagger from Carham, discovered in 1853....."
  • Owner

    Keys to the Past (Durham & Northumbria County Councils)
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Link: https://keystothepast.info/search-records/results-of-search/results-of-search-2/site-details/?PRN=N13005
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 2 months ago
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