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Wark on Tweed (usually referred to simply as Wark) is a village in the English county of Northumberland. It lies about 15 miles south west of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

It is on the south bank of the River Tweed that can be considered the border between England and Scotland.


The ruins of Wark on Tweed Castle, originally an early 12th century motte-and-bailey, lie at the west end of the village.

Notable people

  • Robert Story (poet)
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Northumberland Wark Township (Carham), 1848 Map and Aerial View Carham Civil Parish Map and Aerial View Wark-on-Tweed Castle
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The River Tweed beyond Wark

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Carham Parish Community Website
- The Parish villages, that lie along the border with Scotland, including Carham, East Learmouth, Hagg, Howburn, Pressen Hill, Shidlaw, Sunilaws, Tithehill, Wark-on-Tweed & Wark Common, and West Learmouth.

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Wark-on-Tweed - Northumberland Communities
- "...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 …

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Wark on Tweed Castle - Pastscape
- "Earthwork remains of an early 12th-century motte-and-bailey castle, refortified in 1157-61 and in the early 13th century when an octagonal shell keep was raised on the motte and a curtain …

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