Norham Village Green
Norham shown within Northumberland
|Population||536 (Parish -2001 Census)|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North East England|
It was on the Tweed here that Edward I of England met the Scots nobility in 1292 to decide on the future king of Scotland.
- Day set on Norham's castled steep,
- And Tweed's fair river, broad and deep,
- And Cheviot's mountains lone:
- The battled towers, the donjon keep,
- The loophole grates where captives weep,
- The flanking walls that round it sweep,
- In yellow lustre shone.
J. M. W. Turner always tipped his hat to Norham Castle, as it was the place which brought him fame as an artist. The picture of the castle which hangs in Tate Britain, luminously near-abstract, is one of the great treasures of the collection.
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