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Location of Carham
The location of the Parish of Carham (shown in green).

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"CARHAM PARISH is situated at the north-west corner of Northumberland, being bounded on the north and west by Scotland, on the south by the Beaumont rivulet, and on the east by the parishes of Branxton and Ford. Though it is about 6 miles in length from east to west, and 4 miles in breadth from north to south, it is not properly divided into townships, but contains the following hamlets, viz.- Carham, Downham, Hagg, East and West Learmouth, Mindrum, Moneylaws, Presson, Shidlaw, Tithehill, Wark and Wark Common, which together contained, in 1801, a population of 1192 persons, who, in 1811, had increased to 1316, and in 1821, to 1370, consister on 242 families, resident in 240 houses....." [From History, Directory, and Gazetteer of the counties of Durham and Northumberland, Parson and White, 1828]


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