Yetholm - Encyclopedia

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YETHOLM, a village of Roxburghshire, Scotland. Pop. (1901) 571. It is situated on Bowmont Water, 71 m. S.E. of Kelso, and 5 m. S.S.W. of Mindrum in Northumberland, the nearest railway station. It is divided into two quarters, Kirk Yetholm on the right and Town Yetholm on the left of the stream. The name is said to be the O.E. yet, " gate," and holm (here the same as ham), "" hamlet," meaning " the hamlet at the gate " of Scotland, the border being only 12 m. distant. Since about the middle of the 17th century the district has been the headquarters of a tribe of gipsies.

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