Roxburgh  Roxburghshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Roxburgh like this:

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.

Roxburgh through time

Roxburgh is now part of Scottish Borders district. Click here for graphs and data of how Scottish Borders has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Roxburgh itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Roxburgh, in Scottish Borders and Roxburghshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th January 2020

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