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Oxton is a village in the Scottish Borders, Scotland. It is 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Lauder and 19 miles (31 km) south of the Dalkeith and Edinburgh. It currently growing but contains only one shop. The local pub, The Tower Hotel, commonly known as "The Toor" to local people, which was closed in August 2009. The primary school for the area is Channelkirk Primary School and is located on the edge of the village. Channelkirk is in Earlston High School's catchment area. The village is just off the A68.

Historically the name was sometimes recorded as Ugston in the 18th century. Oxton is claimed to be on the roman road and there is a small site containing (under the ground) a roman fort. Oxton is also the site where Saint Cuthbert baptised people with water from the holy well (the haily water cleugh), which is possibly why there is a church there.

Berwickshire Towns & Villages
Abbey St Bathans | Allanton | Auchencrow | Ayton | Burnmouth | Chirnside | Cockburnspath | Coldingham | Coldstream | Duns | Earlston | Eyemouth | Foulden | Greenlaw | Lauder | Longformacus | Oxton | Reston | St. Abbs

Coordinates: 55°46′20″N 2°48′12″W / 55.7722°N 2.8033°W / 55.7722; -2.8033


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