Falkirk, High Street, Town Steeple

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Site Type CLOCK TOWER, STEEPLE, TOLBOOTH
Canmore ID 46747
Site Number NS87NE 10
NGR NS 88824 79913
Council FALKIRK
Parish FALKIRK
Former Region CENTRAL
Former District FALKIRK
Former County STIRLINGSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Architectural Notes

NS87NE 10 88824 79913

ARCHITECT: David Hamilton, 1813-14.

Notes and Activities

Archaeological Notes

NS87NE 10 88824 79913

(NS 8882 7991) Lock-up on site of (NAT) Tolbooth (NR)
OS 1:500 map (1860)

Falkirk Town Steeple was built in 1813-4 on the foundation of an earlier steeple, dating from 1697 (NSA 1845). The earlier building was used as a prison until the end of the 18th century when it was allowed to become ruinous (Name Book 1860) and it was removed in 1803.
RCAHMS 1963, visited 1956

The Town Steeple still occupies this site.
Visited by OS (JP) 10 January 1974

 
Books and References

B, G B (1951a) 'Belfry', Roy Incorporation Architects Scot Quart August
Page(s): 63

NSA (1834-1845) The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy, 15v Edinburgh
Page(s): Vol.8, 21 Held at RCAHMS B.2.2.STA

Ordnance Survey (Name Book) Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey (6 inch and 1/2500 scale)
Page(s): Book No.12, 54 Held at RCAHMS Ref

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