Berwickshire

Index of pages for Berwickshire

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Dunse Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870

Dunse, a market and post town and parish of Scotland, in Berwickshire, 13 miles W. from Berwick-on-Tweed, situated on the foot of a hill called Dunse Law. It is well built, and has an elegant town-hall, a parish church, several chapels for dissenters, corn-exchange, public library, and a reading-room. This is the birthplace of Duns Scotus; M‘Crie, author of a work on the life and times of John Knox; and Sir Joseph Paxton, architect of the Crystal Palace. Pop. of town, 2556. It is a telegraph station, and the terminus of the Dunse branch of the Edinburgh and Berwick line (East Coast Route) of the North British Railway.

Source: Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870. Ward, Lock & Tyler, Paternoster Row, London.

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Abbs Head Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870

Abb’s Head, a promontory or headland in Berwickshire, Scotland. It forms the southern extremity of the Frith of Forth. Lat. 55′ 55’ N. Lon. 2′ 86′ W. There is a lighthouse on this headland.

Source: Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870. Ward, Lock & Tyler, Paternoster Row, London.

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Abbs Head A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom 1808

Abbs-Head, a promontory in Berwickshire, forming the southern extremity of the Firth of Forth. Lat. 55 55 N. long 1 56 W.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom. Benjamin Pitts Capper. 1808.

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