Stow of Wedale
Stow of Wedale, or more often Stow, // is a village in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland (historically Midlothian), 7 miles (11 kilometres) north of Galashiels. In the 2011 Census the population was 718. It is served by Stow railway station.
|Population||718 Scotland's Census 2011|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Stow of Wedale
|Elevation||180 m (590 ft)|
There has been a church at Stow since the 7th century, but the earliest example still visible today was built in the late 15th century on the site of the Church of St Mary which was consecrated on 3 November 1242. The church used today, St Mary of Wedale, was built in 1876 and features a 140-foot-high clock tower. Our Lady's Well is situated 1 mile (2 kilometres) south of the village and was rebuilt in 2000.
In 1870, James Thin purchased a plot of land in the village and had a house built which was completed in 1873 and was named Ashlea. This house is still a private residence but is not owned by the Thin family.
- Sir John Rose Cormack (1815–1882), born and raised in Stow
- John Downie Falconer FRSE (1876–1947), geologist, born in Stow
- Sir Walter Mercer FRSE (1890–1971) orthopaedic surgeon
- Addinston, Carcant
- List of places in the Scottish Borders
- List of places in Scotland
- Stow railway station
- Smith, A. H. (1956). English place-name elements. Cambridge: English Place-Name Society. pp. i.125, ii.159, ii.264–5.
- E-book on "Celtic Saints and Ancient churches of Strathearn
- RCAHMS record of Stow, Wedale View, General
- RCAHMS/Canmore record of Old Stow Kirk and Churchyard
- Scottish Churches Architectural Heritage Trust, grants awarded
- PDF: An excavation at the Bishop's House, Stow, Scottish Borders
- Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (extracts).
- Killochyett: Stow of Wedale
- A History of Stow Church
- Pictures around Stow
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