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Busby, The Peel

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Busby, The Peel

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) B766

Canmore ID 43805

Site Number NS55NE 14

NGR NS 59313 56121

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Lanarkshire
  • Parish East Kilbride (South Lanarkshire)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District East Kilbride
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS55NE 14 59313 56121.

(NS 59313 56121) The Peel (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1974)

The Peel is an example of a house grown from a simple peel-tower of probably the early 16th century. This now forms the NE corner of the building, with a taller stair-tower of probably the early 17th century attached to the E and more modern wings extending S and W. The original tower, of modest size, is complete to parapet level, above which an over-sailing modern roof detracts from the authentic aspect. It is four storeys high. Elsewhere the masonry is harled. It is still occupied and in good condition.

N Tranter 1962-70; Visited by OS (JFC) 18 March 1955.


Photographic Record (1885)

Photographs in album titled 'Views in Busby, East-Kilbride, Carmunnock, Mearns, Eaglesham, and their vicinity 1885'

Photographic Record (1896)

Photograph album with views from the Scottish Borders in 1896 including Peebles


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