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Southdean, Scottish Borders

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Southdean, Scottish Borders

Southdean is a village in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland, on the A6088, by the Rule Water and in the Wauchope Forest area. Other settlements nearby include Abbotrule, Bedrule, Bonchester Bridge, Denholm, Hallrule, Hobkirk and the Swinnie Forest. James Telfer (1802 - 1862) was born in Southdean, and wrote ballads about farming life, typically with a zoological slant.
Post townHAWICK
Administrative CountyScottish Borders
Traditional CountyRoxburghshire
OS GridNT6309
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 code01450

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

Southdean, par., on SE. border of Roxburghshire, on Jed Water, 27,929 ac., pop. 724; P.O.; the church is at Cheaters, 7 miles SW. of Jedburgh.

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