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Roxburgh, Scottish Borders

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Roxburgh, Scottish Borders

Roxburgh is a village off the A699, by the River Teviot, near Kelso in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. It should not be confused with the historic royal burgh of Roxburgh, the site of which lies about 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of the present village. Other places nearby include Ednam, Heiton, Maxton, Morebattle, Smailholm, Sprouston and Stichill. The Borders Abbeys Way passes through the village.
Administrative CountyScottish Borders
Traditional CountyRoxburghshire
OS GridNT6930
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders
 

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

Marchidun ~ Rosburg ~ Roxburg

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

Roxburgh, par. and vil. with ry. sta. (Roxburgh Junction), Roxburghshire - par., 7781 ac., pop. 1012; vil., near river Teviot, 3 miles SW. of Ivelso; P.O. Old Roxburgh, an ancient royal burgh, stood 2 miles NE. of the vil., and was the birthplace of Alexander III.; at Roxburgh Castle, ruin, situated near the confluence of the Teviot and the Tweed, 1¼ mile SW. of Kelso, James II. was killed in 1460; Roxburgh gives the title of Duke of Roxburghe to the Innes-Ker family.

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