Falkland Town Hall

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Building summary
Falkland Town Hall - geograph.org.uk - 1690837.jpg
Name Falkland Town Hall
Address High Street, Falkland
Postcode KY15 7BU
Other names Town House;

Old Town House;
Townhouse Deli & Bakery

Date 1800–1
Architect Thomas Barclay
OS grid ref NO 25285 07392
Latitude & longitude 56°15′11″N 3°12′27″W

Falkland Town Hall, in Falkland High Street on the corner with Back Wynd, is the former Town Hall for the Royal Burgh of Falkland, now used as offices above and a delicatessen below. It was built in 1800, replacing the previous Tolbooth.

The ground floor was previously the post office.

Not to be confused with the Old Town House, although it is sometimes referred to as such.

HES listing details[1]
Reference: LB31277 Date: 01/12/1971 Category: A
Address/Site Name

Falkland Town Hall, High Street

Description

Thomas Barclay 1800–1. Classical, 2-storey with arched openings at ground floor, 3-window fronts to N and E clock tower with octagonal belfry drum and spire. Ashlar with raised quoins, ground floor, painted, slated. 1st floor room has good contemporary ceiling, 1618 and 1715 coats of arms from previous building incorporated in interior.

Statement of special interest

Category A section of larger group (cont).

Previous uses

Town Hall; shop; post office

Special features

Clock with bell.

Further references

"Enjoyably unpretentious mason's classical, by Thomas Barclay, 1800–1. Three-bay N front with swaggged urns on its centre pediment, the burgh arms carved in the tympanum. Round-arched ground-floor windows; balustered aprons at the first floor. The E front to Back Wynd is a simpler repeat but with the addition of a tower over the centre. Stone balls on its parapets; above, a spired octagonal belfry."[2]

"Town House, 1800, Thomas Barclay, is a pre-Baronial triumph.In spite of vernacular surroundings and contrast with the twin-towered Palace entrance its plain classical style has a self-contained dignity. The square clock tower, octagonal belfry drum, and faceted spire are nicely proportioned."[3]

Notes

Further images

File:Town Hall.png|The Town Hall about 1910 File:Falkland Town Hall drawing.jpg| Drawing by A.C.K. from A Falkland Guide </gallery>