Oldhamstocks

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Oldhamstocks
Oldhamstocks Kirkyard.jpg
Oldhamstocks Kirk and kirkyard
Oldhamstocks is located in East Lothian
Oldhamstocks
Oldhamstocks
Oldhamstocks shown within East Lothian
Population 193 (2001)
OS grid reference NT741706
Civil parish
  • Oldhamstocks
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Cockburnspath
Postcode district TD13
Dialling code 01368
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
55°55′41″N 2°24′50″W / 55.928°N 2.414°W / 55.928; -2.414Coordinates: 55°55′41″N 2°24′50″W / 55.928°N 2.414°W / 55.928; -2.414

Oldhamstocks or Aldhamstocks ("old dwelling place") is a civil parish and small village in the east of East Lothian, Scotland, adjacent to the Scottish Borders. It has a population of 193, and overlooks the North Sea. The parish church was consecrated in 1292.

The summer Gala Day hosts activities such as sporting events. There is also judging of vegetables, plants and artwork.

Oldhamstocks is the birthplace of John Broadwood (1732–1812), piano maker and founder of Broadwood and Sons.

Prior to 1891 the parish was also partly in Berwickshire and had a detached portion at Butterdean of 1417 acres. The detached portion was transferred to Coldingham, Berwickshire, while the main part of the parish is now wholly within East Lothian.[1]

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  1. ^ Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland, by Francis Groome, 2nd Edition, 1896. Article on Oldhamstocks

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