Mindrum

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Mindrum
Mindrum is located in Northumberland
Mindrum
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Mindrum shown within Northumberland
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Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMINDRUM
Postcode districtTD12
Dialling code01890
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55°35′10″N 2°14′49″W / 55.586°N 2.247°W / 55.586; -2.247Coordinates: 55°35′10″N 2°14′49″W / 55.586°N 2.247°W / 55.586; -2.247

 

Mindrum is a village in Northumberland, England, in the district of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Now little more than a postal address, it forms the centre of a number of farms.

Geography[edit]

Mindrum is located on the North West Foothills of the Cheviot Hills on the Bowmont Water, one of the Tributaries of the River Tweed. Whilst the term Mountain may be optimistic, the village is flanked by a clear ridge running from Camp Hill to the Mindrum Mill Crag on its North West Flank.

Etymology[edit]

The name Mindrum, is thought to be of Cumbric origin. It can be explained as a compound of the words equivalent to Welsh mynydd, 'mountain' and drum, 'ridge'.[1] Mindrum appears to have the same etymology as Mynydd y Drum, Wales. Whilst the term 'mountain' may be optimistic, the village is flanked by a clear ridge running from Camp Hill to the Mindrum Mill Crag on its North West Flank. Although the word "Min" in Welsh means an "edge".[citation needed] Thus an alternative, and perhaps more logical, etymology is "edge of the ridge".[citation needed]

Governance[edit]

Mindrum is in the parliamentary constituency of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ James, Alan. "A Guide to the Place-Name Evidence" (PDF). SPNS - The Brittonic Language in the Old North. Retrieved 25 November 2018.

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