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There was a bridge over the Tweed at Berwick in the time of Alexander and John, kings of Scotland, but it was broken down in the time of the latter and not rebuilt until the end of the 14th century.
It was not until the Tweed became the boundary between England and Scotland in the 12th century that Berwick as the chief town on that boundary became really important.
Berwick was at first represented in the court of the four boroughs and in 1326 in Robert Bruces parliament. /B/BE/BERWICK_UPON_TWEED.htm   (1046 words)

 Berwick-upon-Tweed Encyclopedia Article, Description, History and Biography @
It is the administrative centre of the borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed, which had a population of about double that.
Although in that region the Tweed forms the border between England and Scotland, and the historic heart of the town of Berwick is located on the northern, Scottish, side, the modern (post-1482) boundary diverts itself around the town to keep it in England.
The town proper lies on the north bank and to the north of the River Tweed, and was formerly the county town of Berwickshire in Scotland. /encyclopedia/Berwick-upon-Tweed   (1952 words)

 Berwick-upon-Tweed (borough) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Berwick was the first district in the UK to have a referendum on whether to have a directly-elected mayor.
The district had a resident population of 25,949 according to the 2001 census, which also notes that it is the least ethnically diverse area in the country, with 99.6% of the population recording themselves in the 2001 census as White.
This election took place on June 7, 2001, and was a decisive victory for the status quo. /wiki/Berwick-upon-Tweed_(borough)   (391 words)

 Berwick upon Tweed History
Berwick's status was such that even the Crimean War had to be declared in the name of Great Britain, Ireland and Berwick Upon Tweed.
Berwick is one of the most picturesque towns on the region's coast, mainly because of its attractive red roofed houses, pinkish grey Georgian buildings and the fine seventeenth century bridge, which spans the River Tweed.
Berwick with an English name meaning `Corn Farm' began as a small settlement in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Northumbria, in which it remained until the Battle of Carham of 1018 when it was taken by the Scots. /BerwickuponTweed.htm   (1445 words)

 Berwick-upon-Tweed Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Berwick-upon-Tweed's position on the north bank of the River Tweed, long held to be the nominal border between the two countries, led to the town changing hands no fewer than 14 times in the two centuries up to 1482.
Since 1984 the A1 and its traffic have bypassed Berwick-upon-Tweed over an even newer bridge several miles to the west.
Berwick's story over its past five hundred years as an outpost of England on the "wrong" bank of the River Tweed can be told in terms of its links across the river to the rest of the country. /berwick/berwickupontweed   (810 words)

 Berwick-upon-Tweed on
Days out: Carry on up the jungle; Alison Field took daughter Megan, aged 10, to the Amazing Maize Maze at Fishwick near Berwick-upon-Tweed.(Features)
The town of Berwick, located in the district, is a market town and seaport, famous for its salmon fishing.
Battles for Berwick; As Scots bid to buy the town back, a look at how the English took it away. /html/B/Berwicku.asp   (360 words)

 Berwick Upon Tweed Fortifications
During the sixteenth century altogether, a total of £250,000 was spent on the protective fortifications at Berwick, proving how important strategically and historically the town was.
In 1717 the building of the Ravensdowne Barracks were commenced in response to requests by Berwick Corporation.
Although not in the end needed during Elizabeth's reign, the fortifications came under attack under King Charles and during the Civil War, Berwick was a garrisoned frontier town once again. /misc/berwickf.htm   (296 words)

 Berwick upon Tweed
Berwick upon tweed is almost on the Scottish border.
Berwick is a very picturesque town best seen on foot from the winding streets or the large town walls, which command a view of the town and surrounding countryside, for the whole of the two mile distance.
As you would expect from a town with a long history of war Berwick has an ancient barracks that are now a museum dedicated to the British infantryman and the Kings own Scottish Borders regiment /northeast/berwick.htm   (154 words)

 Berwick upon Tweed, links to Berwick, Berwick Borough, Lindisfarne, Holy Island
The town is piled upon a peninsula at the mouth of the Tweed and it faces the river, rather than the sea.
Berwick was part of the ransom paid by the captured William the Lion of Scotland to Henry II in 1147.
Berwick has had two sets of protecting walls and the remains of the later ones give visitors their most interesting circuit of the town. /berwick/berwick.htm   (815 words)

 Berwick Upon Tweed - Travelscotland
Berwick was a strategic base for English attacks on the Borders and large sections of the town wall, built by Edward I to repel the Scots, still survive.
Berwick is on the main London-Aberdeen rail line and there are fast and frequent trains to and from Edinburgh.
It has also retained its medieval street plan, and many of its steep, cobbled streets are worth exploring. /guide/Berwick_Upon_Tweed   (301 words)

 Berwick-upon-Tweed Northumberland Northumbria England UK GB (page 46)
7 miles north, in the Tweed estuary at Berwick is one of the largest herds of Mute Swans to be found in Britain, especially between late July and September.
Berwick Railway Station is on the London-Newcastle-Edinburgh East Coast mainline.
Berwick Farmers Market is held at The Maltings on the last Sunday of every month. /vg/berwick_upon_tweed.html   (1342 words)

 GENUKI: Berwick, Northumberland Genealogy
LNER Wartime Evacuation Documents N.EVAC 2 and N.EVAC 3 describing the arrangements for evacuating children from Newcastle and Gateshead to rural parts of Northumberland (including Berwick upon Tweed), Co Durham, Yorkshire, Cumberland and Westmorland.
"BERWICK-UPON-TWEED a county, parish, seaport and borough, is pleasantly situated on the north side of the Tweed, within half a mile of its confluence with the ocean, 337 miles north by west of London, fifty four south-east of Edinburgh, and sixty four north by west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
A transcript of the 1891 census for this area is available from Berwick Record Office. /NBL/Berwick   (814 words)

 Berwick upon Tweed
Berwick was once a prosperous Town back in the year 1296 the days of the Red Hall /~bordergardens/berwick.html   (17 words)

 Berwick Coast & Country Northumberland Northumbria England UK GB (page 9)
Berwick-upon-Tweed is the most northern town in England and over the centuries has changed hands between England and Scotland no less than 14 times.
Inland, the Tweed marks the border with Scotland whilst the the little market town of Wooler is a good centre for walking in the Cheviot Hills.
Border town on the river Tweed, steeped in history. /vg/berwick.html   (370 words)

 MSN Encarta - Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berwick-upon-Tweed, borough, Northumberland, northeastern England, on the Tweed River, at its mouth on the North Sea, at the Scottish border.
Become a subscriber today and gain access to: /encyclopedia_761567451/Berwick-upon-Tweed.html   (74 words)

 Berwick Family Centre
It was set up to address the needs of (and issues that affect) children and their families living in the Borough of Berwick upon Tweed..
Berwick Family Centre is an independent, self financing project.
Health, Education and Social Services, to provide a more comprehensive and efficient service to families in the Berwick Area. /berfamc   (152 words)

 Berwick-upon-Tweed --  Encyclopædia Britannica
From the 12th century, when the River Tweed became the boundary between England and Scotland, the border town of Berwick was disputed between English and Scots but, after changing hands 13 times, was finally surrendered to England in 1482.
A town in Staffordshire, England, Burton upon Trent is located mainly on the left bank of the River Trent and on the Grand Trunk (Trent and Mersey) Canal.
The notable public official William L. Marcy remarked in an 1832 speech, “To the victor belong the spoils of the enemy.” Marcy's younger namesake, William Marcy “Boss” Tweed, made the statement his life's principle and became one of the most dishonest and notorious politicians ever known in the United States. /eb/article-9078911?tocId=9078911   (792 words)

 Courtyard Cottage Berwick upon Tweed UK
At Berwick, the River Tweed, now spanned by three lovely bridges, flows into Tweedmouth Bay to mix with the North Sea.
An ancient port, Berwick is steeped historical interest from a barracks which dates from 1721, an Old Town Hall dating from 1610 which still displays the original gaol complete with condemned cell, to Holy Trinity Parish Church which is one of only two built during the rule of Oliver Cromwell and his Roundheads.
This historic border town changed hands between England and Scotland thirteen times before the Union of the Crowns in 1603 when upon the death of Elizabeth 1, James V1 of Scotland also became James 1 of England. /tourist.html   (438 words)

 Berwick-upon-Tweed - Northumberland
This once heavily-fortified border town stands astride the River Tweed at the northernmost extremity of England.
COMMERCE: With excellent access by rail, road and sea, Berwick is the bustling centre of commerce for this northern region.
But do return to Berwick to spend the evening. /berwick   (341 words)

 Cobbled Yard Hotel Northumberland UK
We are situated 1 minute from the main thoroughfare of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
The hotel is surrounded by the walls and ramparts built in Queen Elizabeth the 1st to protect Berwick.
We have a licensed bar and restaurant (with seating for 50) and are open all day, every day.   (101 words)

 Berwick upon Tweed Preservation Trust
The Berwick upon Tweed Preservation Trust was founded in 1971.
View of Berwick at the mouth of the Tweed
It is now more than 30 years old with a proven track history of being able to successfully restore and preserve the town's unique heritage.   (84 words)

 Berwick upon Tweed Garden Centre, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, UK for plants, seeds and bulbs, aquatics, barbecues, fencing, garden buildings, garden furniture and paving.
Berwick upon Tweed Garden Centre, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, UK for plants, seeds and bulbs, aquatics, barbecues, fencing, garden buildings, garden furniture and paving.
At Berwick Upon Tweed Garden Centre, we know that our customers appreciate good value, high quality and a broad choice of plants and products.
If there is something specific which you wished to find and we do not stock the item, we will try our utmost to source it for you from our wide selection of suppliers.   (353 words)

Accommodation near the dunes and beaches of Goswick, Berwick upon Tweed
The countryside of Berwick area is studded with fine castles, interesting villages and wonderful scenery, including the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland National Park.
England& most northerly town sits midway between Edinburgh and Newcastle and is dramatically perched at the mouth of the River Tweed.   (118 words)

 Rotary Club of Berwick upon Tweed
Berwick is an ancient walled town on the eastern border of England with Scotland.
Road from A1 carriageway into Berwick's East Ord roundabout, Tree and shrub landscaping and planting completed to create a visual image to tourists and locals that Berwick is a place of beauty as well as history, the previous planting comprised of daffodils along all of the road also some bluebells and
Berwick has three bridges, two road and one rail.   (1018 words)

 CLAY Family Berwick upon Tweed
Descendants of: Patrick CLAY (1801-1867) Corn Merchant and Mayor of Berwick upon Tweed And: Margaret HOGARTH b 9 May 1811 Newton, Huntingdonshire, ENG Dau of Robert HOGARTH and Elizabeth PURVES 1st Cousin to Catherine HOGARTH who married the novelist Charles DICKENS.
Purvis, son, aged 7yrs, born Berwick, NTH, ENG CLAY, Jessie Mgt, dau, aged 2mnths?, born Berwick, NTH, ENG MORRISON, Isabella H., niece, aged 21yrs, born London 1851 Census Index Berwick upon Tweed HO107/2422 p444 CLAY, Mgt.
b c1802 Berwick upon Tweed, NTH, ENG /~dchamber/clay.htm   (624 words)

 Aromatherapy, Shiatsu and Massage in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland - Kathy Tiernan
Welcome to the Berwick aromatherapy and shiatsu website - I hope you enjoy finding out more about shiatsu and aromatherapy massage.
If you'd like to discuss which treatment is most suitable for you, or to make an appointment, please give me a call on 01289 309826.   (290 words)

 Travelodge Berwick Upon Tweed - Hotel Bookings in Berwick-upon-Tweed - Superbreak
Book Travelodge Berwick Upon Tweed in Berwick-upon-Tweed with Superbreak today, or browse the hotel directory for a wide selection of hotels in Berwick-upon-Tweed available to book online.
Travelodge Berwick Upon Tweed - Hotel Bookings in Berwick-upon-Tweed- Superbreak
Situated in Berwick only 8 miles from Holy Island this Travelodge is ideally situated as a base for exploring Border Country. /home.cfm?content=hotel&groupID=7069&company=bp018   (151 words)

a town in N Northumberland, in N England, on the North Sea at the mouth of the Tweed. /ipd/A0339755.html   (35 words)

No part of this website may be reproduced in any way, or by any means, without the prior written permission of Berwick Rugby Football Club.
Dundee show quality in finishing off Berwick in last quarter.   (109 words)

 Travelodge - Berwick upon Tweed hotel information
Follow the A1 signposted to Berwick to the roundabout with A1167, with Morrisons ahead of you. /travelodge/location.php?hotel_id=275&PHPSESSID2=71f8b800457770a017ee6a2f3927a411   (138 words)

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