Standing in apparent isolation on Soutra Hill, is a burial aisle of the Pringle family. However, aerial photographs have shown that there was an establishment – a medieval hospital – of considerable size in the area. This hospital was founded by the Augustinian Order and stood beside the Roman Dere Street, fronted by a large gatehouse. Here the poor received alms, the sick were cared for, travellers were given hospitality and fugitives found sanctuary. Part of the site was excavated in the 1980s, when evidence of herbal remedies and bloodletting was found.