Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Walkerburn

Walkerburn, a modern manufacturing village in Innerleithen parish, Peeblesshire, on the right bank of the Tweed, ¼ mile NNW of Walkerburn station (across the river) on the North British railway, this being 1¾ mile E by N of Innerleithen station and 10½ miles W of Galashiels. The first of its two large woollen factories was founded in 1855; and there are a post office, with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments, a public school, a public library, and an Established church. The last, a plain Early English structure, containing 500 sittings, was built in 1876 at a cost of £1500, and in 1883 was raised to quoad sacra parochial status. Pop. of village (1861) 316, (1871) 802, (1881) 1026.—Ord. Sur., sh. 24, 1864.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

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Feature Description: "a modern manufacturing village"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Innerleithen ScoP       Peebles Shire ScoCnty
Place: Walkerburn

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