Scottish Borders

A village of Roxburgh in the Scottish Borders, Denholm lies on the Teviot, 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Hawick. It forms a square round a green at the centre of which is a monument to the scholar-poet John Leyden (1775 - 1811) who was born in Denholm. Also born in the village in 1837 was Sir James Murray, editor of the New English Dictionary. Now a centre of knitwear production, Denholm's inhabitants once manufactured stockings, farmed the land and, for over 50 years in the 19th century, quarried stone nearby.

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