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Gattonside, Scottish Borders

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Gattonside, Scottish Borders

Gattonside is a small village in the Scottish Borders. It is located 1 kilometre north of Melrose, on the north side of the River Tweed. In 1143, the lands of Gattonside were granted to the monks of Melrose Abbey by King David I. More recently, Gattonside was the home of modernist architect Peter Womersley (1923–1993), whose self-designed house, The Rig (1956), is now a Category B listed building.
Administrative CountyScottish Borders
Traditional CountyRoxburghshire
OS GridNT5435
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders

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

Gattonside, vil., Melrose par., Roxburghshire, on the Tweed, 1 mile NW. of Melrose (with which it has communication by a suspension bridge); P.O.; in W. vicinity is Gattonside House.

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