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Peebles, March Street, Peebles Old Station

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    DOVECOT PARK
  • Canmore ID
    285986
  • Site type
    ENGINE SHED, RAILWAY STATION
  • Parish
    PEEBLES
  • Council
    PEEBLES-SHIRE
  • NGR
    NT 25128 40872
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.655581N, 3.191489W
  • Archeological notes
    NT24SE 232.00 25128 40872 NT24SE 232.01 NT 25077 41038 Railway Engine Shed Original terminus and goods shed of Edinburgh to Peebles Railway, opened in 1855. Built of stone and designed by the surveyor James Lorimer of Edinburgh. Subsequently closed to passengers when the extension to Galashiels was opened, the new station being built to the SE. Following the opening of the extension to Galashiels, this station became goods only until closure in the late 1950's. A rail connection to Ballantyne's Woollen Mills (NT24SW 108) via a spur from immediately W of the engine shed (NT24SE 232.01. Station area included goods yard, engine shed and turntable. The site is now occupied by a supermarket. The station and engine shed are depicted on all editions of the OS 25-inch scale maps (Peeblesshire). Information from RCAHMS (DE), January 2007
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 992705 (27/5/1948)
    Scanned image of RAF oblique aerial view of the N part of Peebles showing the Ballantyne's, Damdale and Damcroft Woollen Mills, Biggies Knowe, Elcho Street Brae and Corss Street. Also visible is the old Peebles Station.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Peebles-shire, Sheet XIII1856

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Peebles, Sheet 013.061856