Tyne and Wear HER(1295): Newburn, River Tyne ford - Details
Newburn, River Tyne ford
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One or more fords existed across the Tyne at Newburn, which has been described as "the lowest safe fording point on the Tyne (near) the head of the tideway". In the Middle Ages and later the Scots tended to invade England by crossing the Tyne at Newburn. King David led an army of 15,000 to Durham to fight at Neville's Cross in 1346; the Scots army crossed here during the battle of Newburn in 1640. The precise location of the fords is not known.
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