In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Gordon like this:
Gordon, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Berwickshire -- par., 9713 ac., pop. 832; vil. (West Gordon), on Eden Water, 4 miles SW. of Greenlaw and 11½ SW. of Duns, pop. 302; P.O.; from the 12th till the 14th century was the seat of the Gordons, ancestors of the Duke of Richmond and Gordon and of the Marquis of Huntly.
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 Gordon 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 Gordon and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Gordon, in Scottish Borders and Berwickshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 21st October 2014
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