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Greenlaw Parish Church, Prison Tower and Old Market Cross
17th century parish church, with former prison tower and market cross.
Church History |
Kelso and Coldstream |
|Distance from Town:||
16km / 10 miles|
NT 7116 4615|
|History of site:||
Built in about 1675, this is an outstanding example of a 17th century parish church. The tall tower originally separated the church from the Tollbooth to the west. The heavily reinforced door and windows recall that the tower was built as the town prison, and remains of the market cross are displayed against the west wall. Greenlaw served as the County Town of Berwickshire in the 18th and 19th centuries. The more grandoise County Hall (on the main street) replaced the old Tollbooth, or County Buildings in 1829.
Unrestricted Access to Churchyard|
Church of Scotland|
Binnie, G A C, 1995. The Churches and Graveyards of Berwickshire.