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Galashiels, The Peel

Tower (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Galashiels, The Peel

Classification Tower (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Hunter's Hall; Clovenfords

Canmore ID 54356

Site Number NT43NE 22

NGR NT 4935 3567

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Galashiels
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Ettrick And Lauderdale
  • Former County Selkirkshire

Archaeology Notes

NT43NE 22 4935 3567.

(Area NT 493356) 'The Peel' or 'Hunter's Hall', a royal hunting seat, was demolished in 1814 to make room for an addition to the south side of the parish school. It was a strong, square tower, built of very large stones and had very small windows. From it a narrow lane, 'The King's Shan', led to the town. This name survives but is applied to part of Gala Hill at NT 492 355.

A Jeffrey 1864; A Lang and J Lang 1913; T Craig-Brown 1886

The parish school is shown on Woods plan at approx NT 4935 3567; the area is now overlaid by dense housing development and no trace of the school or tower remain.

J Wood 1824

Visited by OS (TRG) 1 March 1977


Sbc Note

Visibility: This was the site of an archaeological monument, which may no longer be visible.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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