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Carlops, Scottish Borders

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Carlops, Scottish Borders

Carlops (Scottish Gaelic: Leum na Caillich) is a small village in the Pentland Hills, within the Scottish Borders area of Scotland, close to the boundary with Midlothian. The village was founded in 1784 and developed cotton weaving, coalmining and limestone mining. The name derives from "Witches' Leap" as near the south of the village there are two exposed rock faces about 20 metres in height facing each other with a similar distance between them.
Administrative CountyScottish Borders
Traditional CountyPeeblesshire
OS GridNT1655
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders

Carlops, Scottish Borders in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Carlops, vil., Linton par., NW. Peebles-shire, on river North Esk, 14 miles SW. of Edinburgh; P.O.; has coal mining and limestone quarrying. A little NW. is Carlops Hill, alt. 1490 ft.

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