Caberston Tower (site of)
Caberston Tower was a two storey peel tower owned by the Stewart family in the 16th century however it was demolished around 1850.
It was one of a series of towers along the Tweed valley, each of which was visible from the next. Elibank would signal to Holylee, Holylee to Scrogbank, Scrogbank to Caberston, Caberston to Bold, Bold to Purvishill and then on to a continuing chain from Innerleithen to the north-west.
The signal would then pass along to Traquair, Grieston, Ormiston, Cardrona, Nether Horsburgh, Horsbrugh, Haystoun, Peebles and on to Neidpath. From Neidpath it would continue to Caverhill, Barns, Lyne, Easter Happrew, Easter Dawyck, Hillhouse, West Dawyck, Dreva and on to Tinnis.
In 1633 James Stewart was created Earl of Traquair, Lord Linton and Caberston and in 1636 succeeded William Douglas, 7th Earl of Morton, as Lord High Treasurer. He helped Charles I to impose his liturgy on the kirk in 1637 and as a result in 1641 Parliament issued a warrant for his arrest. In 1644 he was declared an enemy of religion, confined to his estates and fined 40,000 merks.
Alternative names for Caberston Tower
Caberstone; Caverstoun; Old Caberston