Peebles, Bridgegate, Tree Bridge

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Alternative Names Eddleston Water; Eddlestone Water
Canmore ID 51448
Site Number NT24SE 13
NGR NT 2518 4054
Former Region BORDERS
Former District TWEEDDALE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NT24SE 13 2518 4054

Not to be confused with Cuddy Bridge (NT 25048 40444), for which see NT24SE 12.

Tree Bridge [NAT]
OS 1:2500 map, 1965.

(NT 2518 4054) Tree Bridge: There was a bridge over Eddleston Water at the foot of the Bridgegate, before the original bridge (NT24SE 12) connecting the west end of the High Street with the foot of the Old Town was built, probably in the 15th century.
J W Buchan and H Paton 1925

NT 2518 4053. The existing Tree Bridge - an iron bridge - shows no sign of antiquity. No further information obtained.
Visited by OS (EGC) 23 Februry 1962

OS (EGC) confirmed.
Visited by OS (SFS) 16 September 1974.

This bridge carries Bridgegate over the Eddleston (or Eddlestone) Water to the W of the centre of Peebles (NT24SE 49). It thus connects the old and new parts of the town.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 26 January 2006.

Books and References

Buchan and Paton, J W and H (1927) A history of Peeblesshire,, vol.3 Glasgow
Page(s): Vol.2, 15-16 Held at RCAHMS D.1.2.BUC

Gourlay and Turner, R and A (1977c) Historic Peebles: the archaeological implications of development, , Scottish Burgh Survey series Glasgow
Page(s): 7 Held at RCAHMS C.3.3.BUR

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