Caverhill Tower (site of)
Caverhill Tower was a peel tower belonging to the Caverhill family in the 15th century and to the Paterson family in the 16th and 17th centuries.
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.
The tower was demolished in the 19th century and there are no visible remains.
Alternative names for Caverhill Tower
Caver Hill Tower; Kaverhill