Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
South Lanarkshire
Planning Authority
South Lanarkshire
NS 61375 61700
261375, 661700


Charles Wilson, 1861-2. Town hall with tower. Scots baronial. Large E range by Robert Dalgleish and John Thomson, 1876. Converted to offices 1967 by Rogerson and Spence and interior much altered. Stone-cleaned as hlar, roofs mainly slated. Original building; 2 storeys and attic, wide gabled street elevation with bartizans, large 1st floor corbelled oriel originally lighting hall (large mullioned and transomed hall windows to crenellated W flank), attic windows (pair set at foot of gable) with strap-worked dormer heads. Square tower to right has door at foot, below 1902 cast-iron canopy, and main stair within, stepped corbel tables at upper level, clock set in crow-stepped table-heads, bartizans and corbelled stair turret with cap-house. Large cast-iron lion mask spouts on W flank like those at Thirlstane. E Range more Jacobean than baronial 3 storeys with regular bays, decorative continuous moulding over window given different treatment on each floor, well-head gable at right and bartizan. 20th century addition to rear.

Statement of Special Interest

Upgraded B to A, 7 January 1997.



Information by courtesy of Buildings of Scotland research unit.

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