Sunday, 5 August 2018


Foulden Village

Foulden is a small village in the Scottish Borders. It is situated on the A6105 about 5.5 miles from Berwick-Upon-Tweed and 10.5 miles from Duns. Foulden is a linear village with most of the older properties either side of the main road. The old school house, built in 1881 and a row of cottages stand opposite the war memorial on the green. The fantastic view over the countryside to Berwick and on a clear day to Holy Island and Bamburgh Castle is breathtaking.

Foulden dates back to at least the 13th century. In both 1296 and 1304 William de Ramsey swore treaty to King Edward I in exchange for his lands in Scotland which included Foulen. A number of the Ramsey family were ministers and the family remained in the village until the 17th century when the barony of Foulden and its lands were taken over by Sir John Wilkie. His descendnts continued to live in the village until 1935. Foulden House, the local manor house was re-built by the family in about 1800 in addition to other buildings in the village.

The church and churchyard date from about the 13th century, although the church was later rebuilt in 1789. Adjoining the churchyard is a Tithe Barn of which there are only two remaining in Scotland.

It is worth stopping at this fascinating village as you drive through, the views won't fail to impress.

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