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Ancrum, Scottish Borders

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Ancrum, Scottish Borders

Ancrum is a village in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland, 4 miles north of Jedburgh and 5 miles south of St Boswells. The village — which currently has a population of around 300 — is situated just off the A68 trunk road on the B6400 which runs through Ancrum. Lilliesleaf lies 7 miles further along the B6400 and Denholm can be reached along the unclassified road which runs parallel to the River Teviot.
Administrative CountyScottish Borders
Traditional CountyRoxburghshire
OS GridNT6224
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01835
Population392 (2001 census)

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

Ancrum, par. and vil., N. Roxburghshire, on Ale water, 3½ miles NW. of Jedburgh, 10,295 ac. (93½ water), pop. 1360; vil., pop. 430; P.O. In vicinity are Ancrum House and Ancrum Moor, scene of battle in which the English were defeated by the Scots in 1545.

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