Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Newtown or Newtown St Boswells

Newtown or Newtown St Boswells, a village in Melrose and St Boswells parishes, Roxburghshire, with a station (St Boswells) on the North British railway, at the forking of the lines to Hawick and Kelso, and at the junction of the Berwickshire railway, 3¼ miles SE of Melrose and 40 ½ SE of Edinburgh. Lying 370 feet above sea-level, at the eastern base of the Eildons, and within 5 furlongs of the Tweed's right bank, it contains some commodious houses, and presents a pleasant appearance. Its waterworks, formed in 1876 at a cost of more than £400, draw their supplies from the Eildon Hills; and it has a post office, with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments, branches of the Royal and British Linen Co.'s Banks, an hotel, a U.P. church (1870), a public school, a stock sale every alternate Monday, and hiring fairs on the first Mondays of March, May, and November. Pop. (1871) 302, (1881) 444.—Ord. Sur., sh. 25, 1865.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: St Boswells ScoP       Berwickshire ScoCnty       Roxburghshire ScoCnty
Place: Newtown

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