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Thursday Doors Berwick

Berwick-upon-Tweed is the most northerly town in England. It is closer to Edinburgh in Scotland than it is to Newcastle. As a border town, it changed hands more than half a dozen times from 1000 – 1482, ending up as part of England. Queen Elizabeth the First spent a fortune building fortifications around the town to deter invaders. I highly recommend a walking trip around the town walls and battlements.

I stayed in a guest house on the Parade Ground outside the Army Barracks (designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, contemporary of Sir Christopher Wren). Many of the town houses are Georgian, almost 300 years old. And they have beautiful doors.

Fantastic fanlights above the doors.
There is a steep slope from the town to the docks. Berwick became prosperous shipping barrels of locally-caught salmon from the River Tweed to London.
If we aren’t answering the doorbell, go around to the side entrance.
This is part of the Barracks, one of the older doorways in town.
Not surprisingly, this house is at the end of the chain bridge (being renovated).

By Dr Alfred Prunesquallor

Maverick doctor with 40 years experience, I reduced my NHS commitment in 2013. I am now enjoying being free lance, working where I am needed overseas. Now I am working in the UK helping with the current coronavirus pandemic.

10 replies on “Thursday Doors Berwick”

These are beautiful doors. I love the double door, cut at an angle to match the grade. It must lead to an interesting step inside. The doors, the windows and the general look and feel of the town are all marvelous. Thanks for sharing with Thursday Doors .

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