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28.—COUNTY OF PEEBLES.

I.—COUNTY BOUNDARIES.

The county of Peebles contained a detached part of the county of
 Selkirk, being part of the parish of Innerleithen. There were three
 parishes situated partly in the county of Peebles and partly in other 
counties, viz.,—Culter, Innerleithen, and Peebles.

The following changes have been made on the county boundaries :—

A. With the County of Lanark.

1.—Culter.

The parish of was situated partly in the county of Peebles and partly in 
Lanark. By the Order printed no change was made on the county boundary, but the Peeblesshire part of the parish was transferred 
to the Peebleshire parish of KIlbucho Broughton & Glenholm.

See Culter, &c., infra, p. 324

B. With the County of Selkirk.

1.—Innerleithen.

The parish of Innerleithen was situated partly in the county of 
Peebles and partly in the county of Selkirk. The Selkirkshire part 
of the parish consisted of (a) a detached part of Selkirkshire, and (b.) part of the main portion of the county of Selkirk, these two parts being separated from each other by the Peebleshire part of the parish. By the Order printed at p. 116 the parish has been placed 
wholly in the county of Peebles.

The following subjects have thus (while remaining in the parish
 of Innerleithen) been transferred from the county of Selkirk to the county of Peebles :—

Place Description Proprietor
Holylee, Mansion-house, offices, policies, houses, land, woodlands, and fishing, Major James Llewellyn Evans.
Do. Farm, Do.
Priesthope, Do. Do.
Thornilee, Farm, The Baroness Reay.
Do. Fishings, Do.
Do. House, County Council of Selkirk.
Do. Do. North British Railway Co.
Part of the North British Railway (Innerleithen and Galshiels) line (1 mile 45 chains) in the vicinity of Thornilee Station,   Do.
Thornilee Station,   Do.

(Sheets 24 and 25 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

2.—Peeebles.

The parish of Peebles was situated partly in the county of Peebles
 and partly in the county of Selkirk. By the Order printed at p. 117
 the parish has been placed wholly in the county of Selkirk.

The following subjects have thus (while remaining in the parish
 of Peebles) been transferred from the county of Selkirk to the county
 of Peebles :—

Place Description Proprietor
Glansax, Farm (part), Sir John Adam Hay of Smithfield and Haystoune.
Do. Woodlands, Do.

(Sheet 24 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

3.—Lyne & Megget.

The parish of Lyne & Megget, in the county of Peebles, had a 
detached part situated at the south of the county of Peebles. It consisted of the district of Megget, which drained into the valley of Yarrow Water. By the Order printed at p. 117 this detached part was transferred to the parish of Yarrow and to the county of Selkirk. Fo
r details see County of Selkirk, Lyne, &c., infra, p. 326.

4.—Yarrow.

The parish of Yarrow, in the county of Selkirk, had a detached 
part situated in the Tweed valley south of Cordrona, and nearly surrounded by the Pebblesshire parish of Traquair. Another part of the
 parish of Yarrow, situated in the Tweed valley north of Minchmuir, was almost detached from the main portion of the parish. By the Order 
printed at p. 118 both these areas (more fully described in the Order) 
have been transferred to the parish of Traquair and to the county of 
Peebles.

The following subjects have thus been transferred from the county 
of Selkirk to the county of Peebles (and at the same time from the 
parish of Yarrow to the parish of Traquair) :—

Place Description Proprietor
Cardrona Mains, Farm (part), Miss Catherine Isabella Williamson of Cardrona.
Fawburnhead, Farm, Do.
Howford, Houses, Do.
Easter Plora, Farm, Hon. Henry Constable Maxwell Stuart of Traquair.

(Sheet 21 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)

II.—PARISH BOUNDARIES.

1.—Culter and Kilbucho Broughton & Glenholm.

The parish of Culter was situated partly in the county of Peeblesshire and partly in the oounty of Lanark. By the Order printed at p. 119
 the Peeblesshire part of the parish was transferred to the parish of 
Kilbucho Broughton & Glenholm :

The following subjects have thus been transferred from the parish
 of Culter to the parish of Kilbucho Broughton & Glenholm :—

Place Description Proprietor
Backshaw, Farm, Archibald Dickson, M. D. of Hartree and Kilbucho.
Bamflat, Farm, Do.
Burnfoot, Do. Do.
Bogleakenowe, House, Do.
Hartree, Mansion-house, offices, servant's houses, policies, and woodlands, Do.
Hartree Mill, Land, Do.
Do. House and offices, Do.
Old Mill, Hartree, Houses, Do.
Hartree Smithy, Smithy, house, and land, Do.
Temple, Hartree, House and land, Do.
Howalack, Farm, Do.
Do. Babylon Cottage, House, Do.
Knowehead, Farm, Do.
Pyotknowe, Do. Do.
Southside, Do. Do.
Thriepland, Do. Do.
Part of Caledonian Railway line (1 mile),   Caledonian Railway Co.

2.—Lyne & Megget.

The parish of Lyne & Megget had a detached part which consisted of the old parish of Megget. By the Order printed at p. 117 
this detached part has was transferred to the parish of Yarrow, and 
it is directed that the remainder of the parish shall be known as the
 parish of Lyne.

For details see County of Selkirk, Lyne, &c., infra, p. 326.

3.—Traquair.

The parish of Traquair had a detached part which ni separated from the main portion of the parish by a detached part of the parish
 of Yarrow. By the Order printed at p. 118 the detached part of the parish of Yarrow, and also another nearly detached part of Yarrow
 situated north of Minchmuir, have been transferred to the parish of
 Traquair.

For details as to the subjects transferred see Yarrow, supra, p. 323.


EXPLANATORY NOTES

1. The counties are arranged in the order as in the Census returns, "such that a zig-zag line beginning at the north of Scotland and carried to the south passes successively through every County". The counties have the same numbers as in the Census returns.

2. The subjects transferred are enumerated under the head of the County or Parish to which they are transferred. Thus when an area has been transferred from County A to County B, the subjects affected are enumerated under County B, and a cross reference is given under County A.

3. The names of subjects are those contained in the Valuation Rolls. In the description of subjects the term "farm" includes the farm-house and servants' houses, and the term "croft" includes the house. But where any of the servants' houses on the farm have distinctive names, such houses are detailed separately. "House" includes "cottage", and "land" includes gardens, yards &c.

4. The names of proprietors are in almost all cases those given in The Valuation Rolls of 1890-91. It is therefore to be borne in mind that those who are described as proprietors may be limited owners only, such as liferenters or leaseholders.

5. Where villages or towns are affected, the names of the subjects and proprietors are not usually given. The description of the area transferred is in such cases quite sufficient to show whatever and to what extent any subject in the village or town has been affected by the Order.

6. The Ordnance Survey maps referred to are those published by the Ordnance Survey Department on the scale of one inch to the mile. Those published down to this date (1891), show the Counties and Parishes as they were before the Order of the Commissioners came into operation. It is expected that, when the work of the Commissioners is completed, revised maps will be issued to show the altered boundaries, but the sheets of the revised maps will bear the same numbers as the present maps. The Orders and the explanations can be followed readily on the maps as published at present.

7. An ampersand (&) has been used wherever a County or a Parish has a double name, e.g. "Ross & Cromarty" or "Fetlar & North Yell".

8. In most cases it is necessary to read the text of the order along with the explanation, because the full descriptions contained in the Orders are, as a rule, not repeated in the explanation.