|Scottish Gaelic: Alan Crom|
Ancrum shown within the Scottish Borders
|Population||392 (2001 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Council area||Scottish Borders|
|Lieutenancy area||Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk|
|Scottish Parliament||Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire|
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.
History and points of interest
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 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
- Archibald Elliot (1760-1823), architect
- Bethany Fox, 'The P-Celtic Place-Names of North-East England and South-East Scotland', The Heroic Age, 10 (2007), http://www.heroicage.org/issues/10/fox.html (appendix at http://www.heroicage.org/issues/10/fox-appendix.html).
- Sue Shephard (2003). Seeds of Fortune - A Gardening Dynasty. Bloomsbury. p. 2. ISBN 0-7475-6066-8.
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