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St Andrew’s Tower is said to be the oldest standing building in the town of Peebles, Scotland. The tower was originally part of St Andrews Parish Church, which was consecrated by Bishop Jocelin of Glasgow in 1195. In 1543, St Andrews became a collegiate church, which meant that a local landowner endowed it with sufficient funds for a group or college of clerics to take up residence and pray for the eternal souls of the benafactor and his family. However, shortly after in 1548, an English army destroyed the church (along with many other Borders abbeys and priories) during Henry VIII of England’s Rough Wooing of Mary Queen of Scots. The stones of the ruins were pilfered for many other local buildings leaving only the tower standing amongst the gravestone of the churchyard.