List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Castle Hill
Mr R Stirling Tweed Green
Mr William Blackwood Writer
013 [Situation] Western Extremity of the High Street
This name is given to the small eminence which extends from the West end of the High Street to the gas Works, on it are situated the Parish Church, County Hall and Jail and a large and well kept Bowling Green. It has derived its name from the Old Castle of Peebles which was erected on the spot where the present Church stands
CHURCH on the Site of Peebles Castle Church Ph [Parish]
Church Ph [Parish]
Revd [Reverend] G H Monilaws. Manse
Mr William Blackwood, Writer
013 [Situation] Western Extremity of High Street
A large square building at the west end of the High Street erected in 1784 and seated to contain about 800. There is an average attendance of 550 and yearly communicants 300. The Minister is the Revd [Reverend] G H Monilaws whose stipend ranges from £250 to £400 according to the Fiars Prices of the County together with the usual accommodation of A Manse and about 5½ acres of Glebe land, in the front part of the church is a steeple having a clock with transparent dials, which is illuminated at night with gas. The church stands on the site of the old castle of Peebles

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[Written above CHURCH on the Site of Peebles Castle] Quote

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"The Parish Church was built in 1784 , and stands
at the West end of the High Street, on a small eminence,
on which the Castle of Peebles formerly stood"
New Stat: Acct: [Statistical Account] of Peebles P. [Page] 17

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