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Ingram, Northumberland

The village of Ingram is situated in the Breamish Valley in north Northumberland, on the eastern edge of the Northumberland National Park.  The settlement is located in the Breamish Valley, about 8km east of the border with Scotland, beside the road which links the head of the valley at Linhope to a junction with the A697 Morpeth to Wooler and Coldstream route, just north of Powburn. 

Today Ingram comprises of a small cluster of buildings laid out on either side of the road, plus a smaller group, including the church and vicarage, slightly to the east of the main settlement. The River Breamish passes along the northern edge of Ingram, flowing from its source in eastern limits of the Cheviots, which dominate the village to the west, before turning north near Powburn where the valley opens out.

The area of study adopted is represented by the historic township of Ingram.  This was, by far the largest of three townships incorporated in the ecclesiastical parish of Ingram (the others were Fawdon and Reaveley), and covered an area of 6522 acres in the 19th century, making up the bulk of the parish. 

The township not only incorporated the area immediately surrounding the village, but also stretched westward almost as far the border with Scotland, covering a substantial chunk of the Cheviot Hills and including much of the north side of the upper Breamish Valley (the southern side falls within Alnham parish and township). 

Up on the hills, many remains from the Neolithic and Bronze Age burials to hillforts,
 farmsteads, field systems and deserted medieval villages.

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