Roxburgh and Selkirk
Stichill is a village and parish in north-eastern Roxburghshire adjacent to the border with Berwickshire. Situated two miles north of the burgh of Kelso, Stichill lies north of the Eden Water and five miles from the border with Northumberland at Coldstream. The parish is surrounded on three sides by the Berwickshire parishes of Eccles, Hume and Nenthorn, with Ednam in its own county to the south-east.
Stichill is mentioned as a manor of Sir Thomas Randolph, later the Earl of Moray, when in 1308 it was considered forfeited to Edward I and granted to Adam Gordon.
The village lies in the historic territory of the Pringles, a notorious Riding family of Border Reivers. The Pringles of Stichill are a cadet branch of the Pringles of Smailholm. Robert Pringle of Bartingbush purchased the lands of Stichill in 1628, and his grandson, another Robert Pringle, was created 1st Pringle Baronet of Stichill, in the Baronetcy of Nova Scotia, in 1683. Most recently, the laird was Lt-Gen Sir Steuart Robert Pringle, KCB, 10th Baronet, who died in 2013 and whose succession is disputed.
- Balfour Paul, Scots Peerage Vol V pp291-2
- Balfour Paul, Sir James, The Scots Peerage IX Vols. Edinburgh 1907
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- RCAHMS record for Stichill Parish
- RCAHMS record: Stichill House, doocot
- RCAHMS/Canmore record of Stichill Manse, Steading
- SCRAN image: Stichill Manse, muck hole from byre to midden
- SCRAN image: Steam engine, boiler house, chimney, at Baillieknowe, Stichill
- Googlebook: Stichill during the Commonwealth
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