Dreva on Tweed

Dreva on Tweed (or simply Dreva) is a hamlet in the Scottish Borders.

It is noted for the historical presence of a Peel tower.


The name is first attested quite late, in 1649, as Draway. This seems to be a Cumbric name, perhaps cognate with Welsh (y) + tref + ma 'the place of the (fortified) farmstead'.[1]


  1. Bethany Fox, 'The P-Celtic Place-Names of North-East England and South-East Scotland', The Heroic Age, 10 (2007), http://www.heroicage.org/issues/10/fox.html (appendix at http://www.heroicage.org/issues/10/fox-appendix.html).

Coordinates: 55°36′33″N 3°22′00″W / 55.60917°N 3.36667°W / 55.60917; -3.36667

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