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Roxburghshire map

Teviothead, an upland Parish in the south of Roxburghshire, which lies on the border with Dumfriesshirewas, created in 1850 out of the Parishes of Hawick and Cavers. It is now linked to the Parish of Wilton. The Parish of Roberton in Selkirkshire lies to the nort-west, the Parish of Hawick is to the north-east, and that of Kirkton lies to the east and Cavers, whilst the Parish of Castleton, is on the south-east.

Old Parish Records cover the periods:

  • Births: 1824 to 1854.
  • Marriages: refer to Hawick or Cavers.
  • Deaths: refer to Hawick or Cavers..
Teviothead Parish Church Teviothead Parish Church

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Map of Teviothead 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

School Records

Hawick Archaeological Society


Village Website
Photographs of World War 1 Gravestones.
Stobie's Map of Roxburghshire of 1770
The RCAHMS website Scotland's Places contains details of;

Place and Farm names in Census Records;

1851 census: Teviothead, Castleweary, Phaup, Linnhope, Foley Grain, Mosspaul, Wisp, Limiecleuch, Blackcleuch, Commonbrae, Merrylaw, Giddenscleuch, Rashiegrain, Ramsiecleuchburn, Hislop, Lairhope, Priesthaugh, Skelfhill, Houdshall, Doecleuch, Shankfoot, Loughburnfoot, Stobbitcoat, Broadhaugh, Northhousehaugh, Teinsidebridgend, Mossieknow, Binks, Bowanhillbridge, Henderson Know, Backwater, Hatknow, Harwood, Slatehills, Commonside, Dryden, Falnash.

1861 census:Teviothead, Castleweary, Phaup, Linhope, Mosspaul, Wisp, Lairhope, Limiecleuch, Blackcleuch, Commonbrae, Giddenscleuch, Rashiegrain, Ramsiecleuchburn, Hislop, Foulage, Skelfhill, Southdeanriggshiel, Priesthaugh, Doccleuch, Carlenrigg, Loughburnfoot, Stobbitcoat, Broughshankfoot, Binks, Henderson's Know, Glednest, Bowanhill, Colterscleuch, Oldbar, Mossieknow, Teindsidebridge, Northhouse, Broadhaugh, Commonside, Teindside, Hayknow, Harwood.


The population has been recorded as follows:

Roxburghshire map