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Pringle Coats of Arms on Buildings

The Arms of John Hoppringill of Buckholm
on a panel from the wall of Buckholm Tower, dated 1582
[stone panel is in Torwoodlee House]
Pringle of Buckholm Arms
The Arms of Andrew Pringle of Smailholm and Gala
and his wife Mariotta Borthwick
on a panel from the wall of Old Gala House, dated 1583.
Arms of Andrew Pringle of Gala on Gala House
The Arms of Sir James Pringle of Smailholm and Gala
and his wife, Jean Ker of Linton, on an old fireplace lintel in Old Gala House, dated 1611

Arms: Argent, on a saltire engrailed Sable five escallops Or [Pringle of Gala].

Crest: A unicorns head, couped proper.

Mottos on the lintel:

  • Nisi Dominvs Frvstra (from Psalm 127 - ‘Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labour in vain.’ [Also the motto of the city of Edinburgh]).
  • Virtvs Svb Vmbra (Virtue in the shadow)
  • Devs Facit Omnia (God made all)
  • Spes Vitae Altera (hope of another life)
The Arms of James Pringle of Torwoodlee
on the top of Torwoodlee House
Pringle of Torwoodlee arms on Torwoodlee House
The Arms of George Pringle of Torwoodlee
From Old Torwoodlee Tower
Arms Old Torwoodlee
The Arms of Pringle of Stitchill
on the side of Stitchill kirk, dated 1783
Pringle of Stitchill arms on Stitchill Kirk
Melrose Abbey - the Pringle of Gala (and Whytbank) Aisle
Morebattle Kirk - the Pringle of Clifton Aisle
Haining House - Pringle of Clifton and Haining Arms over the Gateway
Abbotsford - Pringle Arms

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