In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Reston like this:
Reston, a village in Coldingham parish, Berwickshire, near the right bank of Eye Water, with a station on the North British railway at the junction of the Berwickshire branch, 8¾ miles NE of Duns, 11¼ NW of Berwick, and 46½ ESE of Edinburgh. It has a post and telegraph office under Ayton, an inn, a market cross, a public school, and a Free church (1880; 260 sittings), erected at a cost of £1150. Pop. (1881) 321.Ord. Sur., sh. 34, 1864.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Reston has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Scottish Borders. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Reston and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Reston, in Scottish Borders and Berwickshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 21st April 2015
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