East Ord

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East Ord
Grid reference: NT985515
Location: 55°45’25"N, 2°1’30"W
Post town: Berwick Upon Tweed
Postcode: TD15
Dialling code: 01289
Local Government
Council: Northumberland

East Ord is a village in the very north of Northumberland, on the south bank of the River Tweed about two miles south-west of Berwick upon Tweed. Est Ord is beside the A1 Great North Road.

The houses of Ord are widely scattered across the parish. East Ord village itself is small, built in a rectangular form enclosing a green.


The village was originally called Ord: Middle Ord and West Ord were 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, the manor house of the village. The house 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 Manor house and grounds are now part of Ord House Country park, a quiet landscaped Caravan Park.

According to Kelly's Directory of 1897 the Kelso branch of the North Eastern railway passed through the township.[1]

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