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Coordinates: 55°30′48″N 2°35′40″W / 55.513265°N 2.594581°W
Ancrum ( Scottish Gaelic: ) is a village in the Alan Crom Borders area of Scotland, 5 km north west of Jedburgh.
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.
Etymology [ edit ]
William J. Watson derived Ancrum from the river-name Alne + Cumbric crwm or Gaelic crom, meaning 'bend of the river Alne'. 
Points of interest [ edit ]
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 River Teviot just to the south which in turn then flows past Monteviot House.
The area just north of the village was the site of the
Battle of Ancrum Moor in 1545. 
People from Ancrum [ edit ]
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