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"The parish church stands upon an eminence resembling a Saxon moat
triangular in form and thirty feet in height. It has sometimes been called Quarter
Knowe and supposed to have been a place of Druidical worship. Forsyth in his
Beauties of Scotland says that it is generally supposed to be an ancient tumulus
and is vulgarly called a Roman work. Some of the old inhabitants suppose
that it is an elevation left by the confluence of the Tala and Tweed which
the Say at one time overflowed on the low ground now forming the glebe. A
veil of mystery hangs over it which will probably never be dispelled but as
it forms the parish burial-ground as well as the site of the church an opportunity
is afforded every time a grave is opened on the higher parts of the eminence
of observing the vast accumulation of stones which at one time or other may
have been brought together by human hands". New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] of Peebleshire p 63-4

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