peel tower

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peel, pele

In northern England and Scotland in the Middle Ages, a small, emergency defense structure, generally a low, fortified tower, usable as a dwelling place.
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Also available to the buyer is a 51/2 acre paddock with pony shed and the ruins of an old Peel Tower.
The peel tower clock in the Borders town was built to honour the local men who died in World War I.
The medieval tower at Brimstage, near Clatterbridge Hospital, is the most southerly peel tower that remains, built to protect the local gentry from the marauding Scots and Lowland rivers.