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Population  392 (2001 census)
Country  Scotland
Post town  JEDBURGH
Local time  Thursday 3:19 AM
Council area  Scottish Borders
OS grid reference  NT625245
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Postcode district  TD8
Dialling code  01835
Weather  0°C, Wind SW at 8 km/h, 93% Humidity
Scottish parliament  Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire
UK parliament constituency  Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Lieutenancy areas  Scottish Borders, Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale

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Ancrum (Scottish Gaelic: Alan Crom) is a village in the Borders area of Scotland, 5 km north west of Jedburgh.


Map of Ancrum, Jedburgh, UK

The village — which currently has a population of around 300 — is situated just off the A68 trunk road on the B6400 which runs through Ancrum. Lilliesleaf lies 7 miles (11 km) further along the B6400 and Denholm can be reached along the unclassified road which runs parallel to the River Teviot.

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William J. Watson derived Ancrum from the river-name Alne + Cumbric crwm or Gaelic crom, meaning 'bend of the river Alne'.

Points of interest

Two local landmarks which are visible from certain areas around the village are the Waterloo Monument and the Timpendean Tower.

Ancrum sits in a loop in the Ale Water which is where the name derives from (crooked land on the Ale). The Ale joins the River Teviot just to the south which in turn then flows past Monteviot House.

The area just north of the village was the site of the Battle of Ancrum Moor in 1545.

People from Ancrum

  • John Veitch (1752 – 1839), the founder of the Veitch Nurseries business, was born in Ancrum.
  • Archibald Elliot (1760-1823), architect
  • Robert Livingston the Elder, (1654–1728), born in Ancrum, was the Secretary for Indian affairs of the New York Province and the first lord of Livingston Manor.
  • References

    Ancrum Wikipedia

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