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[Tinwald Parish continued]

It is generally allowed to have been founded during the 16th Century by Sir John Charteris then Warden of the West March is chiefly remarkable as the residence of the Charteris family when James V. paid an angry visit to Sir John which subsequently led to the reduction of that - then most powerful family in the district. It is considered to be the most perfect Border Tower existing. The site of an ancient Peel belonging to the Maxwell family during Border Feuds still pointed out at a place bearing its name in that of The old Place of Tinwald. The Moat from which the Parish is supposed to derive its name is still visible near the Parish Church. Parts of the walls of the Ancient Church of Trailflat are yet visible the entire site being easily traced. It is represented in 1684as having been an excellent structure and "famed for the curious workmanship of its roof" (ceiling probably asthe roof was of ---

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