Wark  Northumberland


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

WARK, or Werk, a hamlet, with a r. station, in Carham parish, Northumberland; on the river Tweed, and on the Tweedmouth and Kelso railway, 2½ miles W by S of Cornhill. The manor belonged to the De Roses, passed to the Greys, and belongs now to the Earl of Tankerville. W. Castle sustained eleven sieges by the Scots; was seven times taken; is alleged to have originated the noble order of the Garter, at a ball given by Edward III.; and is now represented by only ramparts and outworks. ...

The ballad of the "Hermit of Warkworth" says-

All pale, extended on their shields,
And weltering in his gore,
Lord Percy's knights their bleeding friend
To Wark's fair castle bore.

Wark through time

Wark 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 Wark itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th January 2020

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