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Jonny Cope's


Site of Jonny Cope's

Opposite the Avenue is the Flat Cat Gallery on the site of the house where John Cope is said to have made his first stop after the battle of Prestonpans in 1745 where the Government was defeated at the hands of the Jacobites. Cope was not a Jacobite but instead was a supporter of the King and his ideals.

Cope's House was said to have been one of the oldest buildings in the Burgh and was a large two storey thatched tenement, with a cart way passing under it. The last known use for the property was an inn known as Jonny Cope's.

This house was demolished in c.1900 and was replaced by the short two and a half storey sandstone terrace that you can see today.


No 4 The Avenue

At the bottom of the Avenue on the left hand side there is an attractive two storey house (No 4), possibly a former estate building for Thirlestane Castle. In the past this building has been raised in height, note the line of the old roof on the west gable (side nearest the car park).

Opposite this is Lauder Volunteer Hall, which was built in 1865 as a drill hall for the 5th Berwickshire Volunteers. The people of Lauder bought the hall for the use of the town in the 1920s.

At the bottom of the Avenue, turn left and walk along Castle Wynd to The Row.



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Town Trail: Jonny Cope's, Lauder Scotland