The Pack-Horse Bridge, St Mary’s, Stow, Selkirkshire


Subscription Bridge, Stow with St Mary of Wedale Church behind. Also known as Packhorse bridge, the bridge crosses the Gala water in the Borders village of Stow.

It lies Just south of the village of Stow, near Selkirk, beside the main road, and is a rare example of a packhorse bridge built in the 1650s. Stow was an important place for wool and agricultural products. The bridge also served as an access point to the Church. There has been a church at Stow since the 7th Century. The current building, St Mary of Wedale, was built in 1876 and features a 140 foot high clock tower. There is also Our Lady’s Well a little further south, said to have been built by King Arthur on his way north to Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.

The Pack-Horse Bridge, St Mary’s, Stow, Selkirkshire
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