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West Linton

Peeblesshire map

The parish of West Linton is situated in the north-west of the county of Peebles. Midlothian was located to the north of West Linton although local government reorganisation means that the northern boundary now includes West Lothian & the City of Edinburgh. The parish of Newlands is on the east and Kirkurd to the south. On the west the parish of West Linton borders on Lanarkshire. The village of Carlops which lies on the northern boundary is included in the parish. The village war memorial is in front of the church.

Old Parish Records cover the periods:

  • Births: 1656-1819, 1820-1855 (Mothers' names not recorded until 1702)
  • Marriages: 1657-1697, 1697-1792, 1798-1855
  • Deaths: 1657-1697, 1697-1734, 1798-1841
West Linton Parish Church West Linton Parish Church

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Map of West_Linton from Quarter-inch to the mile, Scotland, 1921-1923 or One-inch to the mile, Popular edition, Scotland, 1920-1930
by kind permission of the National Library of Scotland.
Use the control at the top left of the map to zoom in or out and drag the map left, right, up, or down as you wish.

Other Sources

Scottish Borders Archives, The Hub Hawick

The National Archives of Scotland

West Linton kirk session records (Ref - CH2/1304)

Carlops Free Church

History - In 1846 a preaching station was established in the village and the congregation built a church in February 1851.
The extent of records is unknown.

West Linton Associate Congregation (Ref CH3/307)

History - In 1737, about 70 residents of the parish of West Linton left the Established Church and petitioned the Associate Presbytery for supply of minister, which was granted. They built their church in 1784.

Scottish Borders Archives, The Hub Hawick

School Records

West Linton Evening Continuation School Log Book 1895-1939 ref: P/ED/2/37


Carlops Village Website
Esk Valley Trust

Place and Farm names appearing in census records

1841 census: Baddingsgill, Blackford, Blyth Bank, Blyth Bridge, Blyth Moor, Bogs Bank, Bridge House, Bridgehouse Knowehead, Broom Lee, Broomlee, Cairnmuir, Carlops, Carlops, Castle Law, Charleston, Coalyburn, Cocketslane, Dypesidehead, Fairneyhaugh, Fairslacks, Farley Hope, Felton, Garvald, Hardgatehead, Hareshaw, Harlaw Muir, Hartside, Hyndfordwell, Ingraston, Ingraston, Ingraston, Jennysbrae, Kippet, Kittly Bridge, Kittly Knowe, Lonley Beild, Luggy, Lynedale, Medwin, Medwin Mains, Mendick, Newhall, North Slipperfield, Paulswell, Robinsland, Rogersrig, Rutherford Castle, South Mains, South Slipperfield, Spittlehaugh, Steel, Stoneypath, Tarfthaugh, Turtle Bank, Upper Whitfield, Wakefield, Wauk Mill, West Linton, Westmains, Whitfield.

1851 census: Baddingsgill, Blashead, Blyth, Blyth Bridge, Blyth Muir, Bogsbank, Bogsbank, Bridgehouse Mill, Broomlee, Broomlee Mains, Carlop Mill, Carlops, Carper, Castlelaw, Charleston, Cleaves, Cockitslane, Collyburn, Deanfoot, Deepskyehead, Farnahaugh, Fauirleyhope, Felton, Gairslacks, Gallaw Bank, Garvald, Gradenholm, Harbour Craig, Hareshaw, Harlawmuir, Hyndfordwell, Ingraston, Jennys Brae, Kippet Farm, Kittleybridge, Lonely Bield, Lynedale, Medwin Loch, Medwin Mains, Medwyn, Medwynhead, Monks Haugh, North Esk, North Slipperfield, Pauls Well, Robinsland, Rogers Rigg, Rutherford, Snabhead, South Mains, South Slipperfield, Spittlehaugh, Steele, Stoneypath, Tarfthaugh, Turtlebank, Upper Whitfield, Water Side, Waterloo March, West Linton, West Water, Westmains, Whitfield.

1861 census: Badinsgill, Blythe, Blythe Bridge, Blythebank, Bogsbank, Braehead, Bridgehouse Mill, Broomlee, Broomlee Mains, Cairnmuir, Carlophill, Carlops, Carpet, Castlelaw, Charleston, Cleaves, Coalyburn, Cockits Lane, Deanfoot, Deepsykehead, Fairleyhope, Fairneyhaugh, Fairslacks, Felton Blackford, Gallowbank, Garvald, Graden Holm, Harbour Craig, Hareshaw, Harlawmuir, Harlawmuir Toll, Hartside, Hay's Arms, Howison's Hall, Hyndfordwell, Ingraston, Jenny's Brae, Kippit, Kittly Bridge, Kittly Know, Linton, Lonely Bield, Medwyn, Mendick, North Slipperfield, Paulswell, Reservoir, Robinsland, Rogersrigg, Rutherford, Shade Meadow, South Mains, South Slipperfield, Spittlehaugh, Steele, Stoneypath, Tarfthaugh, Turtlebank, Upper Whitfield, Wakefield, Waterside, Waulkmill, West Linton, West Mains, West Water, Whitfield.


The population has been recorded as follows;

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