Rutherford  Roxburghshire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Rutherford like this:

Rutherford, a decayed village in Maxton parish, Roxburghshire, 7 furlongs SW of Rutherford station on the Kelso branch of the North British railway, this being 6 miles WSW of Kelso. An absurd tradition makes its name originally to have been either Rue-the-ford or Rue-their-ford, from the defeat of an English army, after crossing and re-crossing a neighbouring ford on the Tweed. ...

The ancient parish of Rutherford, long united to Maxton, contained the hospice of St Mary Magdalene, which Robert I. granted to the canons of Jedburgh. The Rutherford estate belongs to Sir Edmund Antrobus, Bart.—Ord. Sur., sh. 25, 1865.

Rutherford through time

Rutherford is now part of Scottish Borders district. Click here for graphs and data of how Scottish Borders has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Rutherford itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Rutherford, in Scottish Borders and Roxburghshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th October 2021

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