"TWEEDMOUTH, a parochial chapelry, situated at the northern extremity of Islandshire, comprises the townships of Ord, Spittal, and Tweedmouth, whose united area is 5,140 acres. Population in 1801, 3,458; in 1811, 3,917; in 1821, 4,673; in 1831, 4,971; in 1841, 5,202; and in 1851, 5,714 souls."
"TWEEDMOUTH, a parish and seaport town in the hundred of Islandshire, county Northumberland, formerly in Durham, .... The parish includes the townships of Ord, Spittal, and Tweedmouth...." The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Colin Hinson ©2003]
- Burial Registers 1858-1941, Purchased Graves Register 1858-1899 and Graves Registers 1858-1980 for Tweedmouth Civil Cemetery are available at Northumberland Record Office
- Northumberland County Record Office holds copies of Census Returns 1841 - 1891 and provides a useful User Guide
- The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN26) Tweedmouth (PRO piece HO107/2421 folios 146-239) (Type B) (Book) published by the https://www.ndfhs.org.uk/ may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.
- The article, Two Clerical Friends by Rev. H.S. Ross, published in History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club Vol. XLI, part 2 (1978) pp. 79-88, compares and contrasts the lives of two Protestant Dissenters: Israel Craig at Lowick (from 1793-1843) and William Whitehouse at Spittal (from 1813 to 1857).
- The Ancestral Indexes website provides information about Spittal, St John.
- Tweedmouth - Church Records - links and information.
- Spittal Presbyterian baptisms 1787 - 1873 (Tweedmouth) indexed by George Bell, Local Studies Centre Newcastle City Library [shelf ref; 929.3 S761]
- This area is within Northumberland North First Registration District.
- Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be ordered from Northumberland County Council.
- Photographs of Tweedmouth from Les Bell's Northumberland Cam website.
- The Northumberland Communities website includes pages relating to East Ord. 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 Tweedmouth to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Tweedmouth has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- LNER Wartime Evacuation Documents N.EVAC 2 and N.EVAC 3 describing the arrangements for evacuating children from Newcastle and Gateshead to rural parts of Northumberland (including Tweedmouth), Co Durham, Yorkshire, Cumberland and Westmorland. The second document includes lists of schools with details of their places and times of departure and their destinations.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NT979501 (Lat/Lon: 55.744013, -2.035432), Tweedmouth 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.)
- The article, Tennant's Pipe Factory, Tweedmouth by J.E. Roberts, published in History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club vol. 44, part 2 (1988), pp. 87-102, looks at this factory on Main Street, Tweedmouth, near Low Gate. It discusses the Tennant's firm, which operated between 1844 and 1918, and also considers the process of manufacture and pipes produced by the factory.
- Tweedmouth 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 on Tweed Record Office
- Peter Higginbotham has provided details, a map, a plan and photographs of Berwick-upon-Tweed Workhouse.