"NORHAM, OR NORHAMSHIRE, is a parish co-extensive with the hundred of the same name, and formerly, until the passing of the 7 and 8 Vict. c. 61, a detached part of the county of Durham. It is bounded on the north and west by the river Tweed, on the south by Glendale Ward, and on the east by Islandshire. It comprises the chapelry of Cornhill, and the townships of Duddo, Felkington, Grindon, Horncliffe, Loan-end, Longridge, Norham, Norham Mains, Shoreswood, Thornton, and Twizell, whose united area is 19,849 statute acres. The population of Norhamshire, in 1801, was 3,384; in 1811, 3,524; in 1821, 3,906; in 1831, 3,744; in 1841, 3,757; and in 1851, 4,289 souls. There are many freeholders in the parish, but in ancient times the greater part of the lands here were held by the Greys and the Nevilles. A considerable number of the inhabitants are employed in the Tweed Salmon fisheries." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].
- Northumberland County Record Office holds copies of Census Returns 1841 - 1891 and provides a useful User Guide
- The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN37)
- 1891 Census Northumberland – Norhamshire and Islandshire (Buckton, Fenwick, Fenham, Goswick, Beal, Holy Island, Berrington, Kyloe, Ancroft, Cheswick, Haggerston, Scremerston, Horncliffe, Loan End, Longridge, Thornton, Shoreswood, Felkington, Norham Mains, Norham, Grindon, Duddo, Twizell, Tillmouth, Heaton, Cornhill, ship, Unity of Boston) (PRO piece RG12/4269) (Type B) (Book) (Volume 79) BOTH published by the https://www.ndfhs.org.uk/ may be of value to researchers interested in this parish
- An interesting article, Norham Folk in 1851 and 1971 by Dr G.A.C. Binnie, was published in: History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club Vol. XL, part 3 (1976) pp. 159-175. This is essentially a comparison of the census returns for 1851 and 1971, looking at things like age distribution, population size, parish relief, family surnames, place of birth, and housing.
- Norham - Church Records - links and information.
- This area is within Northumberland North First Registration District.
- Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be ordered from Northumberland County Council.
- Photographs of Norham, Horncliffe - Union Bridge and Twizel from Les Bell's Northumberland Cam website.
- The Northumberland Communities website includes pages relating to Duddo. They provide "a range of learning resource material that reflects Northumberland's heritage, providing a base for studying the County's history. The website provides a starting point for understanding the development of communities in Northumberland. It also seeks to illustrate the range of sources for family and local history research that are available via Northumberland Archives Service."
- The section of The National Gazetteer (1868) relating to this parish - transcribed by Colin Hinson.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Norham to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Norham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Norham - Maps - links and information.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NT909448 (Lat/Lon: 55.696954, -2.145895), Norham which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- Norham Parish was part of Berwick-upon-Tweed Poor Law Union. The Union Workhouse was located in Castlegate, Berwick-upon-Tweed. Some useful records are held at Berwick Record Office
- Peter Higginbotham has provided details, a map, a plan and photographs of Berwick-upon-Tweed Workhouse.