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Selkirk (Town) Selkirk (Town) Chalmers Caledonia
Fullerton's Gazetteer
New Statistical account
012.5 A Royal Burgh, & County Town, stands on the Turnpike road between Edinburgh & Carlisle, 6 miles south of Galashiels, 7 s. [south] west of Melrose, 11 N.[North] West of Hawick, 22 East S. [South] East of Peebles & 36 s. [south] East of Edinburgh. Its site is chiefly the summit, & partly the slope, of a high & irregular bank or terrace which flanks a beautiful haugh on the right bank of the Ettrick. Its situation, away from any thoroughfare except a mountain one between Edinburgh and Carlisle - and accessible on one side only through a wilderness of wild upland moors, & on the other only by a circuitous & steep ascent up the bank which it surmounts, seemed to have quite incapactitated it for sharing in the modern improvements of Scottish towns --
It was all ill-built, irregular, & of mean appearance; and looked like a ten times repaired edifice, originally strong, & toughly tenacious of existance - yet quite time worn, nodding to decay, & threatened with desertion. Now however, it begins to look spruce and prosperous; it has a street or two entirely new, & neatly edificed; it possesses many elegant private residences [Continued on OS1/30/10/8]

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Selkirk Parish -- W Beatty

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