Easter Happrew was a peel tower in the 16th century however nothing of it now remains.
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.
Alternative names for Easter Happrew
E. Hoprew; Easter Hoprew; Hoprew
Where is Easter Happrew?
Easter Happrew is in the parish of Stobo and the county of Peeblesshire.
Grid reference:NT 1917 3958
Lat / long:55.643019,-3.2857721