Oxnam is a village near Jedburgh, in Roxburghshire in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. It is a primarily residential town.

The placename Oxnam is from Old English oxa (genitive oxan) "oxen" and ham "village", the meaning being "village where ox are bred". The name was recorded as Oxenamm in 1148, and sometimes known as Oxenham.

Current local placenames include Oxnam Green, Oxnam Kirk, Oxnam Mains, Oxnam Neuk, Oxnam Pond, Oxnam Row, Oxnam Sawmill, and Oxnam School.

Dere Street passes through the village. Other places nearby include Bairnkine, Camptown, Crailing, Crailinghall, Hownam, Kelso, Newbigging.

See also


  • Margary, I D (1957), 'Roman roads in Britain: north of the Foss Way - Bristol channel (including Wales and Scotland)', London.

External links

Coordinates: 55°27′29.3″N 2°28′38″W / 55.458139°N 2.47722°W / 55.458139; -2.47722

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