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.
Points of interest
People from Ancrum
- John Veitch (1752 – 1839), the founder of the Veitch Nurseries business, was born in Ancrum.
- Robert Bennet of Chesters prisoner on the Bass Rock.
- Archibald Elliot (1760-1823), architect.
- Reverend John Livingston (1603-1672), a leading Covenanter, was Minister in Ancrum from 1648-1662 when he was exiled to the Netherlands. His house in Ancrum still bears a mark “The Manse of John Livingston”.
- Robert Livingston the Elder, (1654–1728), born in Ancrum, was the Secretary for Indian affairs of the New York Province and the first lord of Livingston Manor.
- Earl of Ancram
- Michael Ancram
- Ancram, New York, named after Ancrum, using an older spelling.
- List of places in the Scottish Borders
- List of places in Scotland
- "Overview of Ancrum". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
- 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).
- Francis H. Groome, ed. (1885). Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland. Thomas C. Jack.
- Sue Shephard (2003). Seeds of Fortune - A Gardening Dynasty. Bloomsbury. p. 2. ISBN 0-7475-6066-8.
- Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1963.
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