- GOREBRIDGE, a village, in the parish of Temple, county of Edinburgh, 3 miles (N. E.) from Temple; containing 240 inhabitants. It is situated in a detached portion of the parish between the parishes of Borthwick and Newbattle, and derives its name from a bridge over the Gore burn, a tributary to the South Esk. A considerable increase in its population has latterly taken place, caused by the establishment of the manufacture of gunpowder, mills for which were built at Stobhill, in the vicinity of the village, in the year 1794, these being the first mills of the kind erected in Scotland. The inhabitants generally attend the church at Borthwick, which is somewhat nearer than that of Temple. Two small schools are supported by subscription.
A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. Samuel Lewis. 1856.
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