Holylee (site of)
Old Holylee House was built in the first half of the 18th century but replaced an earlier peel tower.
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 Holylee
Holenly; Hollewell; Hollow-lee; Hollowlee; Old Holylee; Old Holylee House
Where is Holylee?
Holylee is in the parish of Innerleithen and the county of Peeblesshire.
Grid reference:NT 39153 37747
Lat / long:55.629468,-2.967939