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Ancrum Old Parish Church
The ruined church dates from the 18th century but contains a carved stone from a Norman predecessor. In the graveyard to the south of the ruins is a hogback, a type of medieval tombstone that originated among Scandinavian settlers in the 10th century.
Church History |
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NT 6215 2488|
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By the early 12th century Ancrum was part of the Archdeaconry of Teviotdale in the Episcopal See of Glasgow. The Bishop's manor or palace was situated at the east end of the village and was attacked by William Wallace in 1297. The earliest church at Ancrum was recorded in 1116. The present ruin was built in the 18th century, repaired in 1832, but fell into disuse when the present 19th century church was built near the village green.
Scottish Borders Council|
Binnie, G A C, 2001. The Churches and Graveyards of Roxburghshire