Saughtree

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Saughtree is a hamlet in the Scottish Borders at the junction of the B6357 and an unnamed road from Kielder village in Northumberland, England. It is at the confluence of the River Liddle [Liddel Water] and Dawston Burn. The valley of the Liddle is known as Liddesdale. The nearest settlements on the B6357 are Bonchester Bridge (13km to the north east), Newcastleton (13km to the south west) and Kielder village (11km to the south east). It is approximately 6km from the border with England.

Saughtree Fell is a hill which rises to 450m. Saughtree Church was built in 1875 and is in the Parish of Castleton. The former Manse next to the church was built in 1891 and is now a private dwelling providing bed and breakfast accommodation.

Saughtree railway station, near Riccarton Junction railway station is now a private dwelling. Saughtree Railway Viaduct is now demolished.

Other places nearby include Castleton, Dinlabyre, Hermitage Castle, the Hermitage Water. the Wauchope Forest, and the Newcastleton Forest.

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  • Jeffrey, A (1855-1864), 'The History and antiquities of Roxburghshire and adjacent districts from the most remote period to the present time', London; Edinburgh. Held at RCAHMS D.1.3.JEF.R

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Coordinates: 55°16′N 2°41′W / 55.267°N 2.683°W / 55.267; -2.683