Bridgend  Roxburghshire


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

Bridgend, a hamlet in Melrose parish, Roxburghshire, adjacent to the bridge over the Tweed, about a mile W of Melrose town. An ancient bridge of curious construction stood here; is said to have been built by David I., to facilitate communication with Melrose Abbey; and halfway across it had a tower, containing a bridge-keeper's residence.

Bridgend through time

Bridgend 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 Bridgend itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th October 2021

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