Ancrum

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Ancrum
Scottish Gaelic: Alan Crom
Ancrum is located in Scottish Borders
Ancrum
Ancrum
 Ancrum shown within the Scottish Borders
Population 392 (2001 census)
OS grid reference NT625245
Council area Scottish Borders
Lieutenancy area Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town JEDBURGH
Postcode district TD8
Dialling code 01835
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Scottish Parliament Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 55°30′48″N 2°35′40″W / 55.513265°N 2.594581°W / 55.513265; -2.594581

Ancrum (Scottish Gaelic: Alan Crom) is a village in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland, 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Jedburgh and 5 miles (8.0 km) south of St Boswells.

The village — which currently has a population of around 300 — is situated just off the A68 trunk road on the B6400 which runs through Ancrum. Lilliesleaf lies 7 miles (11 km) further along the B6400 and Denholm can be reached along the unclassified road which runs parallel to the River Teviot.

Village green, Ancrum
War Memorial, Ancrum
Ancrum Primary School

Two local landmarks which are visible from certain areas around the village are the Waterloo Monument and the Timpendean Tower.

Ancrum sits in a loop in the Ale Water which is where the name derives from (crooked land on the Ale). The Ale joins the Teviot just to the south which in turn then flows past Monteviot House which is home of Lord Ancrum.

The village's original name was "Ancram", as in "Earl of Ancram" - see Michael Ancram, Marquess of Lothian and Baron Teviot.

The area just north of the village was the site of the Battle of Ancrum Moor in 1545.[1]

The village boasts a single pub — the Cross Keys — as well as a village shop incorporating the local Post Office, and a B&B.

People from Ancrum[edit]

John Veitch (1752 – 1839), the founder of the Veitch Nurseries business, was born in Ancrum.[2]

Big Povey Smash (1999-)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/media/649.pdf
  2. ^ Sue Shephard (2003). Seeds of Fortune - A Gardening Dynasty. Bloomsbury. p. 2. ISBN 0-7475-6066-8. 

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