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Coordinates: 55°21′14″N 2°28′41″W / 55.354°N 2.478°W / 55.354; -2.478

Carter Bar
Carter Bar is located in Northumberland
Carter Bar

Red pog.svg Carter Bar shown within Northumberland
OS grid reference NT697068
List of places: UK • England • Northumberland

The Carter Bar is the point at which the A68 crosses the England-Scotland border. It is located in Redesdale, 12 miles (19 km) from Jedburgh, 16 miles (26 km) from Hawick and 45 miles (72 km) from Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

In 1575 Carter Bar was the scene of the Raid of the Redeswire, one of the last large-scale battles between the English and the Scots.

Carter Bar was the location of Truce days, that were held between the Lord Wardens of the Marches of both countries to dispense cross border justice in the Late Mediæval and Early Modern periods. Truce days were also held at Carlisle and Berwick upon Tweed.


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