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Site of MARKET CROSS [Peebles] Cross Site of
Cross Site of
FranK Neilson Northgate
Thomas Gentle Bridgegate
013 [Situation] N.E [North East] Extremity of High Street
This place marks the spot where the Cross of Peebles Once stood. It was erected at the junction of the High Street Northgate, and Eastport Owing to its being getting in a dilapidated State it was removed in 1807 by order of the Town Council. The Cross consisted of a stone pillar 3 feet in Circumference and about 12 feet high, having an Ornamental Capital on which rested a Sun dial. The Pillar or Shaft rose from a platform about 10 feet in height, and it was from this place that Royal and other proclamations were made. At the removal of the Cross the Shaft was give to Sir John Hay, who transferred it to Kingsmeadows Grounds where it at present remains

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Town of Peebles -- Sheet 6 Supplementary Trace or Trace 4

market cross to be written as
hitherto was done in all similar

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