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Hobkirk, Scottish Borders

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Hobkirk, Scottish Borders

Hobkirk is a village and civil parish in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland, by the Rule Water, south-west of Jedburgh and south-east of Hawick. Other places nearby include Abbotrule, Bonchester Bridge, Camptown, Hallrule, Bedrule, Southdean, Denholm, Ruberslaw, and the Wauchope Forest. Hobkirk was sometimes known as "Hopekirk". Part of the parish of Abbotrule was annexed to Hobkirk in 1777. The present parish church was built in 1869.
Administrative CountyScottish Borders
Traditional CountyRoxburghshire
OS GridNT5810
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders

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

Hobkirk (anciently Hopekirk), par., Roxburghshire, on Rule Water, 16,193 ac., pop. 662; contains Bonchester Bridge, 6 miles SE. of Hawick.

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