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Bamburgh

(băm`bərə), village, Northumberland, NE England, on the North Sea. It was the capital of ancient BerniciaBernicia
, Old English kingdom. Established in 547, it later extended from the Tees River to the Forth. In the late 6th cent. it was united with Deira to form Northumbria.
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 and for a time of NorthumbriaNorthumbria, kingdom of
, one of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in England. It was originally composed of two independent kingdoms divided by the Tees River, Bernicia (including modern E Scotland, Berwick, Roxburgh, E Northumberland, and Durham) and Deira (including the North and East
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. In the 6th cent. a castle was erected above a tall cliff on the site of a Roman fort. Restored in the 18th cent., it is still used as a residence and contains the 14,000-volume Crewe Library. Bamburgh is the birthplace of Grace Darling.
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The red-and-blue flag was spotted on the roof of Bamburgh House in Newcastle city centre, looking slightly out of place next to the towering office blocks and construction work on John Dobson Street and Market Street East.
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However, we finally stepped out into the cool sunshine and headed along winding lanes to Bamburgh Castle.
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The intricate copper alloy representation of a bird, thought to date from the 8th century, was unearthed during excavations at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland.
The BRP is a notfor-profit archaeological research venture dedicated to investigating Bamburgh Castle and its environs.