Caerlanrig

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Caerlanrig - also spelled 'Carlenrig' - (Gaelic: Cathair Lannraig) is a hamlet in the parish of Cavers, Borders, Scotland, lying on the River Teviot, 6 miles (10 km) north east of that river's source, and 10 miles (16 km) south west of Hawick.

Etymology[edit]

The first element of the name is probably the extinct Cumbric cair 'fortification', though Gaelic cathair has been suggested.[1] The second element is generally taken as Cumbric lanerx, meaning 'clearing' (cf. Welsh llanerch).[2] Another suggestion is that the name is Cumbric cair + Old English lang 'long' and hrycg 'ridge'.[3]

Border reiver[edit]

It is best known for being the site where John Armstrong of Gilnockie, notorious member of Clan Armstrong and brother of Thomas, Laird of Mangerton was captured and hanged by King James V for being a reiver.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Coates, Richard, Invisible Britons: the view from toponomastics. In George Broderick and Paul Cavill, eds, Language contact in the place-names of Britain and Ireland. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society, 41-53, [2]
  3. ^ 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).

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Coordinates: 55°20′01″N 2°56′56″W / 55.33356°N 2.94894°W / 55.33356; -2.94894