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Minto, Scottish Borders

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Minto, Scottish Borders

Minto is a village north of the River Teviot, in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland, (more or less the former Selkirkshire, Roxburghshire, Peebleshire and Berwickshire), and almost midway between the towns of Hawick and Jedburgh. Minto House is close by, as are Ancrum, Belses, Bonjedward, Fatlips Castle, Hassendean, Lilliesleaf, and Old Belses. In 1992 Minto House was listed as Category A, and largely demolished within weeks.
Administrative CountyScottish Borders
Traditional CountyRoxburghshire
OS GridNT5620
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders

Other names by which Minto, Scottish Borders has been known in the past

Maen Tal

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

Minto, par. and vil., Roxburghshire, on river Teviot - par., 5601 ac., pop. 433; the vil. is 1½ mile E. of Hassendean ry. sta. and 6 miles NE. of Ha wick; Minto House is the seat of the Earl of Minto; Minto Hills, 2 rounded heights, are 905 and 836 ft. high; and rising above the Teviot are Minto Crags (729 ft.), to which allusion is made in Scott's Lay of the Last Minstrel.

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