In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Whitsome like this:
Whitsome, par. and hamlet, in SE. of Berwickshire - par., on Leet Water, 4896 ac., pop. 560; hamlet, 6 miles S. of Chirnside; P.O.; was burned by the English in 1482.
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 Whitsome 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 Whitsome and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Whitsome, in Scottish Borders and Berwickshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 12th December 2013
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