Although an ancient Parish in its own right the Parish was reformed in 1852 when it was disjoined from the Parish of Yarrow. It is once more combined with Yarrow as part of a combined parish that also includes Ettrick. The present Parish in the County of Selkirk is bounded on the north-west by the Parish of Yarrow on the north east by the Parish of Selkirk, on the east by the Parish of Ashkirk in Roxburghshire, on the south-east by the Parish of Roberton and on the south-west by the Parish of Ettrick.
Old Parish Records cover the periods:
Births: 1852 to 1854.
Marriages: 1851 to 1854.
Earlier records relating to births, marriages and deaths will be found in the Parish of Yarrow.
CD-ROM Kirkhope Monumental Inscriptions recorded by Selkirk Antiquarians - includes:
Regulations for use of the Hearse
War Memorial transcription
Ettrick Bridge Roll of Honour
School Register 1876 to 1880
Kirkhope teachers from 1873
School Board and Log Book
Ettrick and Yarrow Militia Lists
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Kirkhope Parish Church
Volumes available for consultation within our Archive
Rutherford's Southern Counties Register and Directory 1867.
County Directory of Scotland 1912 - Borders Towns and Villages.
CD-ROM Berwickshire, Banffshire, Peeblesshire and Selkirkshire Trades Directory 1837.
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Map of Kirkhope 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.
20 Most Common Surnames
The 20 most common surnames on gravestones recorded by us in the Kirkhope monumental inscriptions volume are (number of gravestones in brackets): SCOTT (22), MITCHELL (20), TURNBULL (13), NICHOL (9), BROWN (9), DAVIDSON (8), ANDERSON (8), KENNEDY (6), LITTLE (6), WILSON (6), JOHNSTONE (5), GRIEVE (5), SMITH (5), BLYTH (5), THOMSON (5), MURRAY (4), MABEN (4), DONALDSON (4), BOSTON (4), SYMINGTON (4).
Two Centuries of Borders Church Life by J Tait Kelso 1891.