Teviothead

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Teviothead
Former smithy at Hendersons Knowe, Teviothead.jpg
Former smithy at Hendersons Knowe
Teviothead is located in Scottish Borders
Teviothead
Teviothead
Teviothead shown within the Scottish Borders
Population 198 (2001)
Language English
Southern Scots
OS grid reference NT405055
• Edinburgh 63 miles (101 km)
Civil parish
  • Teviothead
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HAWICK
Postcode district TD9
Dialling code 01450
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
55°20′24″N 2°56′23″W / 55.339921°N 2.939627°W / 55.339921; -2.939627Coordinates: 55°20′24″N 2°56′23″W / 55.339921°N 2.939627°W / 55.339921; -2.939627

Teviothead (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Tìobhiot) is a small village and civil parish in Teviotdale in the Scottish Borders, known locally as Teviotheid. It is located south of the River Teviot.

The Border hero Johnnie Armstrong and his men were taken prisoner and executed here in 1530, by King James V . A fine memorial stone exists in the churchyard, and a marker in the adjacent field, shows the traditional site of the grave. Tom Jenkins, Britain's first black schoolmaster taught at the Smithy, now occupied by the Johnnie Armstrong Gallery, from 1814 to 1818.[citation needed]

The poet Henry Scott Riddell died in Teviotdale and Scottish motorcycle road racer Steve Hislop died in a helicopter crash on to nearby hillside moorland in the Teviot valley during 2003.

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