List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
FREEMASONS TAVERN [Peebles] Freemasons' Tavern
Freemasons' Tavern
Archibald Donaldson
FranK Neilson Northgate
013 [Situation] Southern Extremity of Northgate
A public house on the West side of the Northgate, two Storeys in height, having an under ground Cellar, where the spirits, Ale & Porter are Kept. The upper storey is Composed of one large room in which the Freemason's lodge is at different times Kept, but at all other times it is used by the occupier Mrs Potts. - This Lodge holds of the Grand Lodge Edinburgh Archibald Donaldson Junior R.W.M. John Donaldson Secretary
OLD COUNTY BALL ROOM [Peebles] County Old Ball Room
County Old Ball Room
Provost Stirling
Mr W BlacKwood
013 [Situation] About the centre of Northgate on WestSide
A long building two storeys high on the West side of the Northgate the under storey is occupied by some agricultural labourers. the upper storey which was formerly the Ball Room is at present used as a Carpenters Shop

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"Among the fragments of Antiquity in the Northgate, is
a building with A pointed gable to the Street and latterly
connected with a Tannery; from a date carved in stone, it
appears be an erection of the Seventeenth Century. This
antique building is Known to have originally been the
County Ball Room." Chambers Guide to Peebles & Neighbourhood
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