Kirkurd

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Kirkurd is a rural parish on the western boundary of the County of Peebles. It is bounded on the north by West Linton and Newlands with Stobo to the east and Broughton & Skirling to the south. The original parish church is a ruin within the policies of Castlecraig. The current building was erected in 1766. The parish war memorial is a conical stone structure outside the village near the A701. The parishes of Kirkurd and Newlands have been combined and this new parish is linked with West Linton

Old Parish Records cover the periods:

  • Births: 1705-1854 (Mothers' names are not recorded)
  • Marriages: 1705-1854
  • Deaths: 1718-1793 (Mortcloth Dues)
Kirkurd Parish Church Kirkurd Parish Church

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Map of Kirkurd 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

The National Archives of Scotland

Kirkurd kirk session records (Ref - CH2/233)

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A 19th century account of Kirkurd

Place and Farm names appearing in census records

1841 census: Kirkurd, Lochurd, Mount, Netherurd West Mains, Highriggs, Harestone Old, Harestone New, Kirkdean, Bryland, Banylaw, Sunyacres, Blinkbony, Tofts, Shaw, Millside, Harestanes Toll, West Mains, Smithy Hill, Castlecraig, Grantshall, Ladyurd, Frosthole

1851 census: Kirkurd, Back of Ridge, Lochurd, Bryland, Old Harestanes, Old Toll, Castle Craig, West Mains, Smithy Hill, Castle Craig, Grants Hall, Ladyurd, Frost Hole, Kaim Ridge End, Mount, Lochurd, Netherurd Mains, Tofts, Bannan Law, Sunny Acres,Sunny Side, Netherurd, Netherurd Mill, Shaw, Millside, Kirkdean.

1861 census: Kirkurd, Old Toll, Old Harestanes, Bryland, Harestanes, West Mains, Smithy Hill, Grant's Hall, Frost Hole, Ladyurd, Castle Craig, Kirkdean, Lochurd, Kamebridge, Mount, Netherurd Mains, Tofts, Sunnyside, Bonna law, Sunnyacres, Netherurd, Shaw.

Population:

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

Peeblesshire Map