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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Lauder within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Lauder, royal burgh, and par., W. Berwickshire, near Leader Water, 6 miles E. of Stow sta., 7 miles NW. of Earlston and 25 miles SE. of Edinburgh - par., 34,898 ac., pop. 1940; burgh, pop. 1014; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Lander is a centre for trout-fishers. At Lauder, in 1483, the Scottish nobles put to death the favourites of James III. The royal burgh has a charter of 1502, but is said to be as old as William the Lion; the body of burgesses are proprietors of a common of 1700 ac. Thirlestane Castle (anciently Lauder Fort), the seat of the Earl of Lauderdale, adjoins the town. Lauder formed one of the Haddington District of Parliamentary Burghs, which returned 1 member until 1885.