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Eddleston

Peeblesshire map

Eddleston is in the north of Peeblesshire with Midlothian to north and east. Innerleithen abuts at the south east corner, Peebles and Lyne are on the south and Newlands is to the west. The parish is in a broad valley through which Eddleston Water runs and which provided the route for both the road and the railway from Edinburgh to Peebles. There has been a church here since the 12th century but the current building dates from the 18th century. The parish is now linked with the Old Parish Church in Peebles. During World War II Polish soldiers were billeted in the area and they constructed a relief map of Scotland in a pond in the grounds of Black Barony Castle, now a hotel and the Scottish Ambulance Services training centre.

Old Parish Records cover the periods:

  • Births: 1640-1699,1713-1854 (Mothers' names are not recorded until 1780)
  • Marriages: 1665-1696, 1714-1854
  • Deaths: 1675-1695, 1714-1854 (Burial records were regularly kept)
  • Mortcloth: Dues 1716-1725
Eddleston Parish Church Eddleston Parish Church

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Map of Broughton,glenholm,kilbucho from Quarter-inch to the mile, Scotland, 1921-1923 or One-inch to the mile, Popular edition, Scotland, 1920-1930
by kind permission of the National Library of Scotland.
Use the control at the top left of the map to zoom in or out and drag the map left, right, up, or down as you wish.

Other Sources

Scottish Borders Archives, The Hub Hawick

School Records

Poor Law

The National Archives of Scotland

Eddleston kirk session records (Ref - CH2/120)

Websites

Village Website
19th. century desription of the Parish

Place and Farm names appearing in census records;

1841 census: Eddleston, Bellfield, Burnhead, Langcote, Boreland, Brewlands, Cottage Bank, Harcus, Old Harcus, Skiprig, Stell, Old Falla Toll, Scarcerigg, West Loch, Loch Mill, Tweeddale Burn, East Loch Hope, Lochrig, Portmore, Earlyvale, Waterheads, Nether Falla, Spurlings, Kingside, Ferniehole, Craigburn,Greenside, Kilburn, Upper Falla, Falla Park, Whiterigg, Roadfoot, Darnhall Mains, Whitlaw Burn, Courhope, Cloich, Early Burn, Shiplaw, Nether Shiplaw, Shiphorn, Forest Hill, Milkieston, Old Milkieston, Windylaws, Milkieston Barr, Cringletie, Melden Barr, Harehope, Upper Stewarton, Nether Stewarton, Mosshouse, Wormiston, Hattonknow, Dernhall.

1851 census: Eddleston, Bellfield, Burnhead, Langcote, Boreland,Brewlands,Harcus, Old Harcus, Skiprig, Stell, Old Fala, Scarcerigg, West Loch, Loch Mill, Tweeddale Burn, East Loch Hope, Lochrig, Portmore, Earlyvale, Waterheads, Nether Falla, Scardcerigg Toll, Spurlings, Kingside, Ferniehole, Craigburn, Greenside, Kilburn, Upper Falla, Falla Park, Whiterigg, Roadfoot, Darnhall Mains, Whitlaw, Courhope, Cloich, Early Burn, Shiplaw, Nether Shiplaw, Shiphorn, Forrest Hill, Milkieston, Old Milkieston, Windylaws, Milkieston Barr, Cringletie, Melden Barr, Harehope, Upper Stewarton, Nether Stewarton, Mosshouse, Wormiston, Huttonknow, Dernhall.

1861 census: Eddleston, Cavara, Burnhead, Longcote, Boreland, Skiprigg, Portmore, Hillhead, Harcus, Nether Borland, Bellfield, Milkinstone, Milkinston, Old Milkinston, Windylaws, Burnfoot, Kidston, Cringletie, Meldon, Harehope, Upper Stewarton, Nether Stewarton, Wormiston, Huttonknowe, Courhope, Darnhall, Whitlaw, Cloich, Early Burn, Whiterigg, Cowie Linn, Shiplaw, Early Vale, Shiphorns, Harcus, Forest Hall, Darnhall, Early Pier, Waterheads, Falla Toll, Nether Falla, Old Falla, Scarcerigg, Kilburn, Greenside, Craigburn, Kingside, Tweedaleburn, East Loch, West Loch.

Population

Here are some figures showing the parish's population through time:

Peeblesshire Map