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Newcastleton

(Copshaw Holm)
Scottish Borders

Located 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Hawick and 7 miles (11 km) ENE of Langholm (Dumfries and Galloway) Newcastleton lies on the Liddel Water in the old county of Roxburghshire. A planned village built on a grid plan, it was created in 1793 for handloom weaving by the Duke of Buccleuch.

Some 16 miles (25 km) to the N is the Duke's seat at Branxholme Castle (15th Century) which was destroyed several times in the 16th century and rebuilt (1571-74). Goldielands Tower (late 16th century), stands in ruins over the Teviot.


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