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Hawick, Scottish Borders

Hawick is a town in the Scottish Borders council area and historic county of Roxburghshire in the east Southern Uplands of Scotland. It is 10.0 miles south-west of Jedburgh and 8.9 miles south-southeast of Selkirk. It is one of the farthest towns from the sea in Scotland, in the heart of Teviotdale, and the biggest town in the former county of Roxburghshire. Hawick's architecture is distinctive in that it has many sandstone buildings with slate roofs.
Post townHAWICK
Administrative CountyScottish Borders
Traditional CountyRoxburghshire
OS GridNT5015
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01450
Population14,801 (2001 census)

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

Hawick, parl. burgh, manufacturing town, and par., Roxburghshire, at confluence of the Slitrig with the Teviot, 53 miles SE. of Edinburgh, 45 NE. of Carlisle, and 336 NW. of London by rail - par., 6112 ac., pop. 11,758; parl. burgh and town (including Wilton suburb, in Wilton par.), pop. 16,184; 4 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-day, Thursday. Hawick is an ancient place; the original church of St Mary (rebuilt 1763) dated from 1214. Remains of antiquity are - the Moat Hill, an artificial earthen mound, 312 ft. in circumference and 30 ft. high, and the old peel-tower of the barons of Drumlanrig, now forming the western side of the Tower Hotel. Hawick is the chief seat of the hosiery mfr. and one of the chief seats of the woollen mfr. in Scotland; it is also the centre of an important grazing and agricultural district, and a great market of live stock and grain. There is a complete system of underground drainage, with purification works; there is an abundant water supply, brought from Allan Water and Dod Burn; new municipal buildings (1885), and hospital (1884). The Hawick (or Border) Burghs return 1 member to Parliament: they consist of Hawick, in Roxburghshire; and Selkirk and Galashiels, in Selkirkshire.

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