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Greenlaw, Scottish Borders

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Greenlaw, Scottish Borders

Greenlaw is a small town situated in the foothills of the Lammermuir Hills on Blackadder Water at the junction of the A697 and the A6105 in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. Greenlaw was first made the county town of Berwickshire in 1596, and was the first town to take on this role since the English took Berwick in 1482. At that time, Greenlaw was situated about a mile south of the present village, atop a hill - the 'Green Law'. This area is now known as Old Greenlaw.
Administrative CountyScottish Borders
Traditional CountyBerwickshire
OS GridNT7146
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders

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

Greenlaw.-- small town and par. with ry. sta., Berwickshire, on Blackadder Water, 7½ miles SW. of Duns -- par., 12,149 ac., pop. 1245; town, pop. 744; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Greenlaw dates from the close of the 17th century; it succeeded an older town of the same name about 1 mile to the S. From 1696 till 1853 it was the county town, a position now shared by Duns.

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