Duns  Berwickshire


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

Duns, market town and par. with ry. sta., Berwickshire, 55 miles SE. of Edinburgh and 357 NW. of London by rail -- par., 11,396 ac., pop. 3353; town, pop. 2437; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Tuesday; Duns has mfrs. of fine linen, a bleaching-ground, and a brewery. On Duns Law (700 ft.) are traces of a camp formed by the Covenanters in 1639, and in vicinity is the seat of Duns Castle.

Duns through time

Duns 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 Duns itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th June 2024

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