MELLERSTAIN, a village, in the parish of Earlstoun, county of Berwick, 4½ miles (E.) from Earlstoun; containing 173 inhabitants. It is situated in the eastern part of the parish, on the west side of the river Eden; and in the vicinity is Mellerstain House, a large modern mansion beautifully situated, the seat of the Baillie family. A school is chiefly supported by George Baillie, Esq., who allows the master a schoolhouse and dwelling-house, and pays him the interest of a bequest.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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