The village was originally called Ord, with Middle Ord and West Ord being built at a later date. It gave its name to the family of Ord and was the family's seat. The Ords of Ord owned the village until the early fifteenth century. To the east of the village is Ord House,Ord House manor was originally built for Admiral Godolfin Osborne in 1789 noted in 1828 as belonging to James Grieve Esquire and an Osborne lived there until 1954. The Manour house and grounds are now part of Ord House Country park, a quiet landscaped Caravan Park. Ord is widely scattered, and was confirmed by a Local Government Order in 1891 to be a separate parish for civil purposes which included East, Middle and West Ord. The village itself is small, built in a rectangular form enclosing a green. In Kelly's Directory of 1897 the Kelso branch of the North Eastern railway passed through the township.
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