Abbotrule  Roxburghshire


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

Abbotrule (Lat. Rula Herevei, 'Rule Hervey,' in 1165), a quondam parish of Roxburghshire, divided equally in 1777 between the parishes of Hobkirk and Southdean. It extended about 3 miles along the E bank of the upper part of Rule Water: and its church, annexed to Jedburgh by David I., still stands in ruins 2 miles NE of Hobkirk (Orig. Paroch. Scot., i. 349). The estate of Abbotrule, comprising 2348 acres, was exposed to sale in 1818 at an upset price of £35,000, and now belongs to D. Henderson, Esq.

The location is the site of Abbotrule church.

Abbotrule through time

Abbotrule 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 Abbotrule itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th October 2021

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