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PEEBLES [burgh] Town of Peebles
Town of Peebles
Town of Peebles
Town of Peebles
Town of Peebles
Town of Peebles
New Stat: Acct: [Statistical Account]
Old Stat: Acct: [Statistical Account]
Fullarton's Gazetteer of Scotland
Johnston's Co. [County] Map
Armstrongs Co [County] Map
Companion to Armstrongs Co [County] Map
013 [Situation] About the centre of the Parish
An Ancient Royal Burgh, the capital of Peebles-shire or Tweedale situated 6 miles W.N.W. [West North West] of Innerleithen 22 N.W. [North West] of Selkirk, 22 South of Edinburgh 27 East of Lanark 47½ E.S.E [East South East] of Glasgow and 54 miles N.N.E [North North East] of Dumfries. It's site is on the North bank of the Tweed, and on both banks but chiefly the East one, of the Eddleston. The newer portion of the town consists of the High Street running east and west, a wide and well built thoroughfare; the Northgate extending northwards from the High Street to the Railway Station and Parallel with Eddleston Water - Various brief streets and alleys go off at right angles from these main thoroughfares.
There is also a rising suburb on the Southern bank of the Tweed called Bridge-End. The older portion of the town consists almost entirely of one principal street about 1400 feet long. It's houses though in a few instances modern, are generally old and thatched. The Tweed at Peebles is spanned by a Substantial and elegant stone bridge of 5 Arches And the Eddleston by a wooden foot bridge - The name "Peebles" is of British origin and signifies "Sheilings" or " Shelters" obviously referring to the rude huts first erected here by primitive people. Peeles is governed by a Provost, 2 Bailies, a Treasurer, 13 Councillors elected according to the Reform Act. If returned no Member to Parliament, the inhabitants of the Burgh voting for the County Representatior. Population upwards off 2000. (The Public edifices, manufactories antiquities, Etc are all described under their respective heads)

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Peebles -- Parish of Peebles -- See Name Sheets 8 No 16 Parish of Peebles

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