East Ord

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East Ord
East Ord is located in Northumberland
East Ord
East Ord
East Ord shown within Northumberland
OS grid reference NT985515
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BERWICK UPON TWEED
Postcode district TD15
Dialling code 01289
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
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55°45′25″N 2°01′30″W / 55.757°N 2.025°W / 55.757; -2.025Coordinates: 55°45′25″N 2°01′30″W / 55.757°N 2.025°W / 55.757; -2.025

East Ord is a village in Northumberland, England about 2 miles (3 km) south west of Berwick Upon Tweed. It lies on the south bank of the River Tweed adjacent to the A1 Road.


History[edit]

The village was originally called Ord, with Middle Ord and West Ord being built at a later date. It gave its name to the family of Ord and was the family's seat. The Ords of Ord owned the village until the early fifteenth century. To the east of the village is Ord House,Ord House manor was originally built for Admiral Godolfin Osborne in 1789 noted in 1828 as belonging to James Grieve Esquire and an Osborne lived there until 1954. The Manour house and grounds are now part of Ord House Country park, a quiet landscaped Caravan Park. Ord is widely scattered, and was confirmed by a Local Government Order in 1891 to be a separate parish for civil purposes which included East, Middle and West Ord. The village itself is small, built in a rectangular form enclosing a green. In Kelly's Directory of 1897 the Kelso branch of the North Eastern railway passed through the township.[1]

Governance[edit]

East Ord is in the parliamentary constituency of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northumberland Communities". Retrieved 31 December 2008. 

External links[edit]

Media related to East Ord at Wikimedia Commons