6. Fountain at Cornmill Square

6. Fountain at Cornmill Square

Architectural Trail

Fountain B&w

Would you believe us if we told you that a mill used to sit right here?

Galashiels Cornmill, which originally occupied this site, was demolished by the town council in the 1910s as part of an early improvement plan. The fountain makes use of the mill lade which runs through the heart of the town and originally provided power to the many textile mills.

The fountain and enclosure were designed by Sir Robert Lorimer, who was also responsible for the adjacent War Memorial and tower.

This site is Category B listed.

Stop 6 of 13

Key Information

Date built:


Look up at:

The dolphins holding up the column and the nymphs sitting on the dolphins at the South end.

Building open to the public:

This site is open to the public.

What 3 Words Locator text

This location is accessible to anyone with mobility issues.
Illustration showing decorative carved detailing on the fountain in Cornmill Square, Galahiels
Illustration by Sarah Lyons

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