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Darnick, Scottish Borders

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Darnick, Scottish Borders

Darnick is a village near Melrose in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland, in the former Roxburghshire. Places nearby include Abbotsford, Buckholm, Eildon, the Gala Water, Galashiels, Gattonside, Lindean and Newtown St Boswells. The village's name was first recorded in 1124, and its name has changed from Dernewic, Dernwick and Darnwick to the present Darnick. Darnick Tower was built in ca.
Administrative CountyScottish Borders
Traditional CountyRoxburghshire
OS GridNT5334
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders

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

Darnick, vil., in par. and 1 mile W. of Melrose, Roxburghshire, pop. 448; P.O.; in vicinity is Darnick Tower (built 1425, repaired or rebuilt 1569), the finest specimen of peel (Border tower) extant; it is now furnished as a museum of Border antiquities.

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