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Coldingham Shore, a fishing village in Coldingham parish, Berwickshire, 1½ mile NE of Coldingham village. It has a public school and a boat harbour, formed in 1833 at a cost of £1200; and it carries on fishing for herrings, cod, haddocks, turbot, lobster, and crabs, whilst conducting an extensive trade in the curing of herrings. Three of its fishers were lost in the great gale of 14 Oct. 1881. Pop. (1881) 298.

Coldinghamshire, an ancient jurisdiction in Berwickshire, comprehending the parishes of Coldingham, Eyemouth, Ayton, Lamberton, and Aldcambus, and parts of the parishes of Mordington, Foulden, Chirnside, Bunkle, and Cockburnspath, in all amounting to about one-eighth of the entire area of the county. The nature of the jurisdiction is ill defined, but seems to have been chiefly, if not wholly, ecclesiastical, and connected with Coldingham Priory.

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