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National Gazetteer (1868) - Ramshope

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"RAMSHOPE, an extra parochial place in the S. division of Coquetdale ward, county Northumberland, 15 miles N.W. of Bellingham. It is situated in a wild spot on the river Reed under Carter Fell, one of the Cheviots, which here separates England from Scotland, and attains an elevation of 1,602 feet above sea level. A conflict took place at a short distance from this spot in 1575 between the English and Scotch wardens, which is celebrated in the old ballad called "The Battle of Reedswire, or Reidssquair.""

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]