Melrose, parish

Grid reference

NT 548 342 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

354800 634200





Nearby places

St Mary's Abbey, Melrose (0.06 miles)

St Cuthberts, settlement Melrose (0.12 miles)

St William's Well, Melrose (0.19 miles)

St Dunstan's, settlement Melrose (0.22 miles)

St Dunstan's Well, Melrose (0.36 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?


Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

In 854, the original church or monastery was apparently dependent on the abbey of Lindisfarne, while in the early twelfth century the restored church was annexed to Durham or possibly Coldingham, but was exchanged by the monks of St Cuthbert for teh church of St Mary at Berwick (1126 x 1136) by request of David I. David I then bestowed the church upon the newly founded abbey of Melrose, which thenceforth became parochial, both parsoage and vicarage teinds accruing to the abbey, while under a privilege granted by Pope Gregory IX one of the monks was to serve the cure (Cowan 1967, 146).