From just beyond Branxholm Tower this sketch, continued on folio 12 (D25546), depicts a view north along the River Teviot towards Goldielands Tower. The tower is sketched again at the bottom of the page where Turner has inscribed the words ‘Road’ (or perhaps ‘red’) and ‘Goldielands’.
Branxholm and Goldielands Towers are situated along the River Teviot about three miles from Hawick. Turner made several sketches of them in the Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border sketchbook as he passed by on his way from Langholm to Hawick on 3 August 1831 (Tate D25914; Turner Bequest CCLXVI 85a). There are also further sketches in the present sketchbook on folios 18 and 21 (D25557, D25563).