LEMPITLAW, a village, in the parish of Sprouston, district of Kelso, county of Roxburgh, 2½ miles (S. E.) from Sprouston; containing 119 inhabitants. This place was the head of the barony of Lempitlaw, which was formerly a distinct parish; at what particular time it was annexed to the parish of Sprouston is not exactly known. The village is on the road from Kelso to Coldstream, a short distance from the Tweed, which flows westward of it, and consists chiefly of a few small farmhouses in detached situations, and about twenty-five neatly-built cottages, inhabited by persons principally employed in husbandry.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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