Reform Tower

(Meethill Tower)

It is thought that the Reform Tower in Peterhead was built on a tumulus (ancient burial mound) because fragments of skulls and a cist (stone coffin) were found in the area when the foundations for the Reform Tower were dug. The foundation stone of the Reform Tower was laid on the 8th August 1832.

Since then it has welcomed people into Peterhead, the gateway to Buchan. The height of the Reform Tower in Peterhead, now in the Towerhill housing residential area, is 58 metres (about 190 feet) above sea level. This equates to about 100m from the ground to the roof. At the time of the building of the Reform Tower in Peterhead the surrounding Towerhill area was a farm.

An inscription on the Reform Tower Peterhead at Towerhill reads:

Reform Tower Erected 1832 Renewed by Kenneth Smith of Meethill 1907.

There is also a Reform Monument on Broad Street in Peterhead.

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