Old Photograph Church Drumelzier Scotland

Old photograph of the church in Drumelzier village in the Scottish Borders, Scotland. A simple rectangular building with lattice windows. The church has pre-Reformation origins; the original date is uncertain, but it owes its present appearance largely to major alterations carried out in 1872. Burial vault of 1617 for the Tweedies of Drumelzier. A local tradition tells of a Baron of Drumelzier returning from a long involvement in the Crusades to find his wife nursing a baby. The wife explained that one day she had been walking beside the Tweed when the river spirit appeared and ravished her. The Baron appears to have accepted the explanation; however, less convinced locals applied the nickname, Tweedie, to the child, who became Baron Drumelzier. The family name of the Barons was Tweedie. One of the Merovingian Kings of France was supposedly conceived under similar circumstances.

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