Falkland Town Hall

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Building summary
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Name Falkland Town Hall
Address High Street, Falkland
Postcode KY15 7BU
Other names Town House
Old Town House
Falkland Post Office
Townhouse Deli & Bakery
Date 1800–1
Architect Thomas Barclay
See map Map T (10)
Map D (22)
Latitude & longitude 56°15′11″N 3°12′27″W
OS grid ref NO 25285 07392
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HES listing details[1]
Category: A
Reference / date LB31277 / 01/12/1971
Address/Site Name Falkland Town Hall, High Street

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).

1963 listing details[2]
Number: 11
Address/Site Name Falkland Town Hall, High Street

Classic: 2-storey: ashlar and slate: pedimented fronts: clock-tower with octagonal drum and spired belfry: dated 1801: (N.S.A.)

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.

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."[3]

"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."[4]


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