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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    COUDPIL; NEWHALL; KIRKHOUSE BURN; CURLY CLEUCH; NEWHALL BURN; COWPEEL BRIDGE.
  • Canmore ID
    53191
  • Site type
    TOWER HOUSE
  • Parish
    TRAQUAIR
  • Council
    PEEBLES-SHIRE
  • NGR
    NT 3144 3105
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.568277N, 3.088747W
  • Archeological notes
    NT33SW 17 3144 3105. (Area centred NT 3127 3111) Three-quarters of a mile S of Newhall farm-steading, the glen gets so contracted that the course of the burn is a mere slash cut through the rock. On the left bank rises a pointed knoll with the stream curving round its base. A bridge here bears the name of the Peel Brig, and the peel whence it took its name was built on the knoll, but now not a stone of the building remains in its place. J Wilson 1889-94 'Coudpil' is noted on Kirkhouse Burn by Pennecuik. A Pennecuik 1815 No trace of the site of this tower was found in the area of the bridge at NT 3144 3105. The likeliest spot is on the flattish top of the steep-sided natural spur between the Curly Cleuch and the Newhall Burn at NT 3151 3112. The local name for the bridge is Cowpeel Bridge. Visited by OS (WDJ) 7 March 1962.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Peebles-shire, Sheet XVIII1856