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Oxnam church
Oxnam is located in Scottish Borders
Oxnam shown within the Scottish Borders
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Coordinates: 55°27′29″N 2°28′38″W / 55.458139°N 2.477222°W / 55.458139; -2.477222

Oxnam (Scots: Owsenam)[1] is a village near Jedburgh, in Roxburghshire in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. It is a primarily residential village.

The placename Oxnam is from Old English oxa (genitive oxan) "oxen" and ham "village", the meaning being "village where ox are bred". The name was recorded as Oxenamm in 1148, and sometimes known as Oxenham.

Current local placenames include Oxnam Green, Oxnam Kirk, Oxnam Mains, Oxnam Neuk, Oxnam Pond, Oxnam Row, Oxnam Sawmill, and Oxnam School.

Dere Street passes through the village.[2] Other places nearby include Bairnkine, Camptown, Crailing, Crailinghall, Hownam, Kelso, Newbigging.

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  1. ^ The Online Scots Dictionary
  2. ^ Margary, I D (1957), 'Roman roads in Britain: north of the Foss Way - Bristol channel (including Wales and Scotland)', London.

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