Caddonfoot

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Caddonfoot Kirk

Caddonfoot (Scottish Gaelic: Bun Chadain) is a village on the River Tweed, in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland, on the A707, near Galashiels.

The village is at the mouth of the Caddon Water

Other places nearby include Boleside, Broadmeadows, Scottish Borders, Buckholm, Clovenfords, Darnick, Gattonside, Innerleithen, Lindean, Melrose, Selkirk, Stow, Traquair, Tweedbank, Yarrow.

The church was erected in 1861 and became the parochial church of the new parish of Caddonfoot in 1870. The church was enlarged in 1875 and in the same year that the village school was rebuilt.[1] The school closed in 2012 as a new building was opened in Clovenfords.

Prior to 1898 Caddonfoot lay within the civil parish of Stow, on its border with Galashiels. Stow was mainly in Midlothian (Edinburghshire) but the southern portion, mainly the valley of Caddon Water was in Selkirkshire.[1] Then in December 1898 a new civil parish of Caddonfoot was erected consisting of the portion of the civil parish of Stow within Selkirkshire, and the portions of the civil parishes of Selkirk, Galashiels, and Yarrow, situated within the ecclesiastical parish of Caddonfoot.[2] The civil parish includes Clovenfords and Caddonlee and the Clovenfords and District Community Council serves roughly the same area.[3] [4]

The civil parish has an area of 19,252 acres and a population of 912 (in 2011).[5] [6]

Caddonfoot Primary School

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ordnance Gazetteer, by Francis Groome, publ.1896, article on Caddonfoot
  2. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette, September 28, 1897, p.922
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey One-inch Popular edition, Sheet 80 - Peebles & Galashiels, publ. 1945
  4. ^ Clovenfords and District Community Council information on the Scottish Borders council website http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/directory_record/7690/clovenfords_and_district retrieved March 2016
  5. ^ Census of Scotland 2011, Table KS101SC – Usually Resident Population, publ. by National Records of Scotland. Web site http://www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk/ retrieved Feb 2016. See “Standard Outputs”, Table KS101SC, Area type: Civil Parish 1930
  6. ^ Acreage from Gazetteer of Scotland, publ, by W & AK Johnston, Edinburgh, 1937. Figures for each parish, which are presented alphabetically with other places

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Coordinates: 55°36′19″N 2°52′36″W / 55.6053°N 2.8768°W / 55.6053; -2.8768