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Norhamshire or North Durham was an exclave of County Durham in England. It was first mentioned in 995, when it formed part of the lands of the priory at Lindisfarne, and was only abolished in 1844.


The district included the northernmost triangle of what is now Northumberland, with the exception of the area north of the River Tweed around Berwick-upon-Tweed. It was overseen from the village of Norham. Upon its abolition, the area became the Hundred of Norham.


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Glossary: NORHAMSHIRE (315 words)
Norhamshire was a detached part of County Durham.
It was the lands, based on the grants of land to the Lindisfarne priory, in the northernmost triangle of Northumberland south of the Tweed River.
If a Norhamshire or 'Bedlingtonshire' militia was raised, (see 1715 rebellion and 1745 rebellion), it would be used to defend County Durham.
Census 2001 (739 words)
The resident population of Norhamshire, as measured in the 2001 Census, was 1,573 of which 49 per cent were male and 51 per cent were female.
Within Norhamshire, 46 per cent of those unemployed were aged 50 and over, 0 per cent had never worked and 23 per cent were long term unemployed.
Norhamshire Ward is within Berwick-upon-Tweed LAD or UA This summary gives information on the people living and working within the area, their health and employment status.
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