Swinton Village Green and Market Cross
Things to do in Duns Scottish Borders
Archaeological-Sites in Scotland
Description: Although the original village dates back to the 11th century, the present village was laid out as a planned village in the 18th century.
The market cross stands on the Village Green where it was erected as a symbol of the commercial status that Swinton once enjoyed as a market town.
As the Green is also a football pitch, the Market Cross, standing as it does in the middle of the pitch is also known as "the 12th man of Swinton".
Public open space.
Situation – OS ref: NT 835474
How to get there:
By car: At the junction of the B6461 and the A6112 Duns to Coldstream road.
By public transport: Regular bus services from Kelso to Duns and to Berwick upon Tweed pass through Swinton.
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