Grieston Tower (site of)
Grieston Tower was a peel tower in the 16th century and while fragments of the walls could still be seen in 1857 there are now no visible 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 Grieston Tower
Greistoun; Greirstoun; Grevistoun; Griestone; Grierstoun
Where is Grieston Tower?
Grieston Tower is in the parish of Traquair and the county of Peeblesshire.
Grid reference:NT 3140 3587
Lat / long:55.611572,-3.0905813