"SPROUSTON, a parish, containing the post-office village of Sprouston and the village of Lempitlaw, in the extreme north-east of Roxburghshire. It is bounded by Berwickshire, by England, and by the parishes of Linton, Eckford, Kelso, and Ednam. Its length north-eastward is 4½ miles; and its greatest breadth is 3¾ miles. The river Tweed traces all the north-western and the northern boundary"
From the Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland, edited by John Marius Wilson, 1868.