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Parish church, Ednam

Ednam is a small village near Kelso in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland.

Places nearby include Stichill, Sprouston, Nenthorn, Eccles, Gordon, Greenlaw as well as Floors Castle.

The village was formerly in Roxburghshire. Its name is a corruption of the Anglo-Saxon "Edenham", i.e. the town on Eden Water.

Near the village is a knoll called The Piper's Grave. It is named after a legend that a local piper once went searching for fairies in the hill, and was never seen again.[1]

People from EdnamEdit

Ednam is notable for having been associated with several Scottish poets, namely Henry Francis Lyte, writer of Abide With Me; William Wright, John Gibson Smith and James Thomson, writer of Rule Britannia.

Other people associated with Ednam include William Purves, a banker. John 'Coocke' or 'Cuke'- grandfather of Captain Cook also came from here.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Ash, Russell (1973). Folklore, Myths and Legends of Britain. Reader's Digest Association Limited. p. 419. ISBN 9780340165973.

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