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The Row

'The Row', was formerly known as 'Rotten Row' and is situated on the east side of Lauder's main street.
'The Row' was, until 1823, part of a road which led through Lord Lauderdale's policy to the Easter Road at Norton.
Two notable houses in The Row are Nos 4 and 19.
Walking up towards the main street, No 19 is on your right hand side.


No 19 The Row

No 19 The Row (8)

No 19 The Row was the home of Dr John Wilson (1804-1875), minister of the West Kirk, who went to India as a missionary and founded Wilson's College. He was held in high esteem throughout India and was a close friend of Dr Livingstone.

Continue on up the street until you reach No 4 on the left hand side.


No 4 The Row

No 4 The Row (9)

No 4 The Row was built by the Burghers in 1795 as a meeting house and church. It has subsequently been used as a school, joiners shop and more recently a house.

"Sumer Tree"

There are two entrances to The Row from the High Street and between these entrances stood in bye-gone days the "Sumer Tree". This "Sumer Tree" was a maypole. A single storey cottage on the High Street now occupies the site of the "Sumer Tree".

At the top of The Row, turn right, this was once the West Port to Lauder Burgh.



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Town Trail: The Row, Lauder Scotland