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Denholm, Roxburghshire

Historical Description

DENHOLM, a village, in the parish of Cavers, Hawick district of the county of Roxburgh, 5 miles (W. by S.) from Jedburgh; containing 696 inhabitants. This place is beautifully situated in the northern part of the parish, on the road from Jedburgh to Hawick, and equidistant from both towns. The population are employed in stocking-weaving, the work being given out to them by the manufacturers of Hawick. A sub-post-office has been established, and the village has lately been much improved. There are places of worship for members of the Free Church and Congregational Unionists, and one of the parochial schools is in the village, in which is also a subscription library containing about 900 volumes. Dr. John Leyden, author of the Scenes of Infancy, and famous as an oriental scholar, was born at Denholm.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis