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Borthwick Kirk. - - 995242.jpg
The 18th century kirk in Borthwick
Borthwick is located in Midlothian
Borthwick shown within Midlothian
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Council area
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Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district EH23
Dialling code 01875
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55°49′30″N 3°00′40″W / 55.825°N 3.011°W / 55.825; -3.011Coordinates: 55°49′30″N 3°00′40″W / 55.825°N 3.011°W / 55.825; -3.011

Borthwick is a hamlet, parish and stream in Midlothian, Scotland. The parish includes the 15th century Borthwick Castle, which is to the east of the village and the villages of Gorebridge and North Middleton.[1][2] Nearby is Newtongrange in the parish of Newbattle.[3]

The civil parish has an area of 9375 acres [1] and a population of 2,841 (in 2011).[4]

Borthwick was the birthplace of the historian William Robertson.

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  1. ^ a b Gazetteer of Scotland, publ, by W & AK Johnston, Edinburgh, 1937. Article on Borthwick. Places are presented alphabetically
  2. ^ Survey Gazetteer of the British Isles, Topographical, Statistical and Commercial, ed. by J.G. Bartholomew, publ.George Newnes, London, 1904. Article on Borthwick
  3. ^ Gazetteer of Scotland, 2nd edition, by W. Groome, publ. 1896. Article on Newtongrange
  4. ^ Census of Scotland 2011, Table KS101SC – Usually Resident Population, publ. by National Records of Scotland. Web site retrieved March 2016. See “Standard Outputs”, Table KS101SC, Area type: Civil Parish 1930

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