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"NEWSTEAD, a village in the parish of Melrose, Roxburghshire. It stands on the right bank of the Tweed, about a mile east of the town of Melrose, on the road thence to Lauder. The scenery around it is exquisitely beautiful. Near it is a Roman camp, upwards of 1¾ mile in circumference."
From the Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland, edited by John Marius Wilson, 1868.

Description and Travel

The Newstead Village Website includes photographs and a history of the village.

You can see pictures of Newstead which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Newstead has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


The Trimontium Trust has its own website giving information about the Roman fort near Melrose.

Allan Wilson's Roman and Native in the Central Scottish Borders (British Archaeological Reports British Series 519, 2010) examines interactions between Romans and native society in Roxburghshire, Peeblesshire and Selkirkshire. It includes an inventory of Roman-era archaeological finds in this part of the Borders, as well as plans and sketches of archaeological sites and finds. Its ISBN is 9781407307220. The book was sponsored by The Trimontium Trust.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NT564342 (Lat/Lon: 55.599492, -2.693492), Newstead which are provided by: