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Oxnam, Scottish Borders

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Oxnam, Scottish Borders

Oxnam is a village near Jedburgh, in Roxburghshire in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. It is a primarily residential town. The placename Oxnam is from Old English oxa "oxen" and ham "village", the meaning being "village where ox are bred". The name was recorded as Oxenamm in 1148, and sometimes known as Oxenham. Current local placenames include Oxnam Green, Oxnam Kirk, Oxnam Mains, Oxnam Neuk, Oxnam Pond, Oxnam Row, Oxnam Sawmill, and Oxnam School. Dere Street passes through the village.
Administrative CountyScottish Borders
Traditional CountyRoxburghshire
OS GridNT6918
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders

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


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

Oxnam, par. and hamlet, SE. Roxburghshire - par., 21,160 ac., pop. 683; hamlet, on Oxnam Water, 4½ miles SE. of Jedburgh; P.O.; Oxnam Water rises in the Cheviot Hills, and flows 10 miles N. to the Teviot near Crailing.

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