Byrecleugh  Berwickshire


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

Byrecleugh, a place in Longformacus parish, Berwickshire, on Dye Water, near the boundary with Haddingtonshire, 4¼ miles W of Longformacus village. A shooting-box of the Duke of Roxburghe, a curious old house adjacent to a farm hamlet, is here. A summit of the Lammermuirs, rising to an altitude of 1335 feet above sea-level, and spiring on a range called Byrecleugh Ridge, is about a mile NW of the shooting-box. ...

A cairn called the Mutiny Stones, 240 feet long, 75 broad, and 18 high, stands on the south-eastern slope of the ridge, and is thought to commemorate a desperate conflict, in 1402, between the Earl of Dunbar and Hepburn of Hailes.

Byrecleugh through time

Byrecleugh 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 Byrecleugh itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th October 2021

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