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BERWICKSHIRE
COCKBURNSPATH
SLATER'S
GENTRY & CLERGY.
Black Mr. James (surgeonl, Cockbnrnspath
Hall air Basil F. Bart. Dunglasa Castle
Hunter Rev. Joseph, The Manse [Manse
Simpson Rev. Robert, United Presbyterian
FARMERS.
Allan John, Red hough
Allan William, Eowsui*l
Cowe William, Old Cambus, East Mains
Cranston Robert, Pathhead
Hardy Arthur, Penmanshiel
Hardy James, Old Cambus West
Hood John, Townhead
Hood Thomas, Cove, Cockburnspath
Johnston George, Fuldfordles
Lyall Peter, Cockburnspath
Smith Frederick C. Hoprig
Wight John, Eclaw
Wilsou Jolm, Chapel hill
SHOPKEEPERS, TRADERS, &c.
Aitchison Robert, grocer, draper, and wine
& sx>irit merchant
Anderson John, blacksmith
Bishop James, miller, Dun glass Mill
Bolton Thomas, slater & plasterer
Henderson Andrew W. master of board
school, inspector of poor, and registrar of
births, deaths & marriages
Innes James, builder
Johnston Hugh, baker
Laiug Peter, tailor
Lyall Peter, innkeeper
Pringle James, tailor
Renton William, boot & shoe maker
Storey Richard, draper & grocer
Trickett John . blacksmith
Turner James, joiner
PLACES OF WORSHIP
AND THEIR MINISTERS.
Established Church— Rev. Joseph Hunter
Free Church —
Presbyterian (United)— Rev. Rob. Simpson
CONVEYANCE BY RAILWAY,
ON THE NORTH BRITISH LINE.
Station, in tho village— Peter Allan, agont
COLDINGHAM
IS a parish of 24,021 acres, ten miles in length, and five in breadth,
lying on the coast of the German Ocean. The village, a burgh
of barouy, is 45 miles s.e. of Edinburgh, 21 n.n.e. of Greeolaw,17 S.E.
of Dunbar, 13 n.n.e. of Duns, 11 n.n w. of Berwick, and 4 fi oin Ayton.
It is charmingly seated upon a small eminence iu the centre of a
fine valley, at a short distance from the sea, near to St. Abb's Head,
a noted point of land projecting into the sea- A lighthouso was in
1862 erected on this point, and latterly a fog signal. Its antiquity is
unquestionably great, for it is distinctly pointed out in Ptolemy's
map of Britain under the Roman sway, and in this respect sur-
passes Berwick ana other more considerable towns whose existence
is not authenticated for seme ages posterior. About a mile west
from St. Abb's is Coldingham Loch ; it is of a triangular figure,
upwards of a mile in circumference, and 250 feet above tho level of
the sea, covering about thirty acres. On the top of Earnsheugli,
440 yards north of tho loch, are the ruins of two oblong British
camps, called the Tunlaw, i.e.. Tnwnlaw, in order to distinguish
them from other camps beyond Moorburn, called Oatlaw, i.e., Outer-
law. On the south side of the town are tho ruins cf tho once
magnificent and well endowed priory of Coldingham, rebuilt by King
Edgar, who personally assisted at its consecration; all that now
remains of it is the east gable and north side (which form part of
the modern pariah kirk) with a few straggling fragments, including
a small Saxon arch, part of tho palace said to have been erected hero
by the royal founder of the priory. At one time this religious houso
stood at the head of such establishments in Scotland, and was
famed far and wide for its wealth and importance. When the church
of the priory was destroyed, its tine-toned hell according to tradition,
was carried oil" to Durham. So early as the seventh century a
nunnery was settled here, but of what order is unknown, in which
St. Ebba, the daughter aud sister of kings, became Abbess in 670.
The history of no religious house wonld throw so much light ou tho
bloody scenes and misgovernmeut of Scotland, from the fourteenth
to the seveuteenth century, as this priory, with its history carefully
written. The church was considerably altered and restored in 1857,
and will seat over 500 worshipers. Fast Cast'.e, iu this neighbour-
hood, is supposed to be the place described as " Woli's.Craig," iu
the novel of the " Bride of Lammermoor." Tho village consists of
two or three humble streets, with a cross iu the centre. The prin-
cipal occupation of the inhabitants is herring fishing, at Coldingham
Shore, abouta mile distant. Tue volunteers having been disbanded,
the hall formerly used by them is now let for meetings, entertain-
ments, &c. The village has been much resorted to within lato years
by sea-bathers, the scarcity of suitable accommodation and distance
from the railway being, however, a drawback. The population of
the parish of Coldiugham was in 1881, 3,159.
POST OFFICE, Coldincham, Thomas Renton, Post Master.— Letters from all parts arrive (by messenger) at 8 10 and 11 20 a.m., and
are despatched thereto at 5 40 a.m. and 3 15 p.m. Ou Sundays letters arrive at 12 25 noon, and are despatched at 1 35 p.m. I^=r Money
Order Office and Savi7igs Ban):
Post Office, Coldingham Shore, Ann Nisbet, Post Mistress. — Letters from all parts arrive 'by messenger) at 12 30 noon, and aro
despatched thereto at 1 p.-n. t^» Money Order Office and Savings Bank.
GENTRY & CLERGY.
Davidson Thomas, Esq. Hill House, Colding-
ham
Home Rev. Frederick, Holmfield Cottace
Lamb John H. Esq. Coldingham Law House
M'Dougall Mr. James N. Coldingham
Munro Rev. David, Coldingham
Robertson Rev. Andrew B. Coldingham
SCHOOLS.
Board School, Coldingham— Robert Clark,
head master; Archibald Millar, assistant
master
Cowe Isabella, Coldiugham
FARMERS.
Blair David, Silverwells
Brown George, Archerfield
Brown James, High laws
Brown Margaret, Boghank
Brown Thomas & Peter, Blackpotts
Cairns Alexander, Templehall
Cairns James. Fleurs
Cairns John F. Coldingham Law
Cockburn James & Jolm, Crosslaw
Cormack Robert, Coldingham Hill
Edington James, Westerside
Edington James & William, Lumsdaiue
Edington William, Dowlaw
Fender Robert (trustees of), Northfield
Fender William, Blackhill
Ford Thomas, Fountain sido
Gillie ThomaB & Robert H. Hopestead
Hunter William & Archibald, Pilniuir
Johnston William G. Alemill
Lothian Thomas, Bee Edge
Lug ton Peter, Busken brae
M'GallJohn, Hallydown
Marshall Adam, Huxton
Mearns John, Springwells
MorriBon Wightman, Myrtlehall
Pattersoa Alexander, Springbank
Penny Alexander, Abbey Park
Porter John, Press Mains
Romanes James L. Buskingburn
Thorhurn Pt-ter & Alexander, Buruhall
Thorburn William, Milldowu
Weathcrhead William, Bogau green
Westgarth Charles, South Fala Know
White Robert, Cairucross
Wightman Thomas, Comelybank
Wood John, North Fala Know
Wood Robert, Whitecross
Young Adam & Robert, Paddockrnyro
SHOPKEEPERS, TRADERS, &c.
Alexander Elspeth, dressmaker
Beattie James, tailor & draper
Blair William, tailor
Buglass James, watchmaker
Buglass Peter, shoemaker
Cormack David & Alexander, shoemakers
Corsar David, cart«rigbt
Craik James J. inspector of poor for tho
parish of Coldingham, registrar of births,
deaths & marriages for the district of
Coldingham, clerk to the School Board &
to the Local Authorily, Coldingham
Craik Thomas, blacksmith
Douglas James, New Inn
Duncan Robert, butcher
Gibson Alexander, china, &c. dealer
Gillies David, slater & plasterer
Gray Archibald, baker
Hood John, Anchor Iun
Kerr Thomas, grocer
Laing James, tailor
Lindores John, carpenter
M'Dougall James Nairn, m.d. surgeon.
Mack Elizabeth, dressmaker
Moore Miss — , dressmaker
Noble James Campbell, artist
Renton Robert, joiner
Ronton Thomas, grocer & general dealer. &
ageut for the North British Fire and Life
Association
Richardson — , police officer
Robertson Robert, china merchant
Stuart Walter, gardener & grocer
Thorburn George, baker
Thorburn Georye, joiner
Thoiburn John, carter
Wilson Charles, miller, Wost Restou mains
Wilson, Wilson & Hood, fish curers, Colding-
ham shore
Wilson Robert, slater & plasterer
Winram James, shopkeeper & wood turner
Wood James, mason
Wood Joseph, stonemason
Young Thomas, druggist, grocer and wine &
spirit dealer
Younger — , market gardener
PLACES OF WORSHIP
AND THEIR MINISTERS.
Established Church— Rev. David Munro
Presbyterian Church (United) — Rev.
Andrew Brodie Robertson
Congregational Union Chapel
CONVEYANCE BY RAILWAY,
ON THE NORTH BRITISH LINE.
Statioti, at RESTON,about3 miles distant — R.
D. Alison, station master
CARRIERS.
To BERWICK, Robert Gillies, Saturdav
To RESTON STATION, Robert Cormack,
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Thomas Kerr runs a conveyance during the.
summer months, between Coldingham and
Restou station in connection with the
principal trains between Edinburgh and
Berwick
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