A parliamentary report of recorded a local workhouse in operation in Tweedmouth for up to 36 inmates. After Berwick-upon-Tweed Union formally came into existence on 21st November Its operation was overseen by an elected Board of Guardians, 30 in number, representing its 17 constituent parishes and townships as listed below figures in brackets indicate numbers of Guardians if more than one: The population falling within the union at the census had been 20, with parishes and townships ranging in size from Longridge population to Berwick itself 8, The new union took over an existing workhouse building in Berwick dating from the early nineteenth century which had originally been a sack manufactory. The building had a main H-shaped block with a separate block at the west housing the boys’ school room, hospital and vagrants’ wards. The entrance to the workhouse was via a narrow lane along the south of the site from Featherbed Lane now Brucegate to the east. The site layout is shown on the map below. Berwick workhouse site,
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Etymology[ edit ] In its present form, the name Dunbar is derived from its Gaelic [ specify ] equivalent modern Scottish Gaelic: That itself is probably a Gaelicisation of the Cumbric form din-bar, with the same meaning. This form seems to be attested as Dynbaer the seventh-century Vita Sancti Wilfredi.
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History History of Berwick-upon-Tweed Castle, Main Guard and Ramparts Situated at the mouth of the River Tweed near the border of two kingdoms, the town of Berwick suffered centuries of conflict, as control of the town passed back and forward between England and Scotland until the late 17th century. Each crisis brought repairs and improvements to the fortifications, culminating in the great artillery ramparts begun in These survive largely intact and make Berwick one of the most important fortified towns of Europe.
English policy was to make war. Berwick was captured in but retaken by Robert Bruce in
Where to find us. Allanton is a small rural village located between Duns and Berwick-upon-Tweed in the Scottish Borders. The village lies in Scotland, just over the border from England, only a 10 minute country drive from Berwick-upon-Tweed and the A1.
A parliamentary report of recorded parish workhouses in operation at Bordern with accommodation for up to 8 inmates , Hartlip 10 , Iwade 4 , Milton 40 , Rainham 20 , and Sittingborne A pair of cottages on The Street in Borden once served as the parish workhouse. Borden former parish workhouse, In Bredgar, a house on Swanton Street dating from was for a while used as the parish workhouse.
Bredgar former parish workhouse, Its operation was overseen by an elected Board of Guardians, 20 in number, representing its 18 constituent parishes as listed below figures in brackets indicate numbers of Guardians if more than one: The population falling within the Union at the census had been 10, with parishes ranging in size from from Kingsdown population 94 to Milton itself 2, In May, , there were a number of disturbances in various parts of the union caused by angry paupers who were upset as a result of a reduction in their previous allowances.
Members of the Board of Guardians were barracked and stoned, eventually requiring the intervention of police and troops. The Milton Union workhouse was erected in at a site to the north of Sittingbourne.
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Valid until February 28th Set in the centre of the peaceful conservation village of Allanton, Berwickshire, The Allanton Inn is a charming coaching inn dating from the eighteenth century. Katrina is delighted to return to the area where she grew up and her family have farmed for over 60 years. Great care and pride are taken in all areas at The Allanton Inn to ensure the best Borders welcome and experience for all guests.
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But where did he go when he wanted to get away from all that? From the mid-Thirties to the summer before his death in , Lowry inhaled the North Sea air while sketching and painting the historic Borders seaside town. Daytrippers come to Berwick, but fewer than one might expect Credit: Daytrippers come to see what he saw, and to find out where art ends and modern urban reality begins. But those first impressions melt away as one walks down Castlegate. The railway bridge that greets visitors Credit: Broadly damning brush strokes, yes.
But they beg the question: The first rule of Berwick is no one talks about Berwick. There is a concerted local effort to semaphore to the outside world exactly what Berwick has to offer. The film festival September and literary festival October have extended the summer season and provide good reasons to get off the train between Newcastle and Edinburgh.
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There was no road to the harbour, access was across the sands. Beyond Westgate there were two tracks, one leading south to the ruins of the old Abbey Abbey Road and the other following what is now Pointgarry Road leading through open ground to Whin Stone Quarry, the remains of which can be traced on the West Links. From this point outside the town boundary, the post road to Edinburgh, maintained each spring by ploughing, rolling and harrowing, cuts through the fields of Abbey Farm to Dirleton.
Many of the family names associated with North Berwick in the seventeenth century continued to dominate the Town Council in the eighteenth century including the Home, Lauder, Dalrymple and Nisbet families.
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