d Jedburgh began as Jedworð, the "worth" or enclosed settlement on the Jed. Later the more familiar word "burgh" was substituted for this, though the original name survives as Jeddart/Jethart. Bishop Ecgred of Lindisfarne founded a church at Jedburgh in the 9th century, and King David I of Scotland made it a priory between 1118 … Continue reading Jedburgh


The meaning of the name is uncertain; "moor path" has been suggested in reference to its historical position on the main road from England to Scotland, whilst the marshes around the modern-day Carlisle Park have been suggested to be the "moor" in question. There is, however, a local tradition which holds that the name derives … Continue reading Morpeth