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Latitude: 56.5923 / 56°35'32"N
Longitude: -3.3403 / 3°20'25"W
OS Eastings: 317787
OS Northings: 745295
OS Grid: NO177452
Mapcode National: GBR V8.TMY3
Mapcode Global: WH6PF.NKKL
Plus Code: 9C8RHMR5+WV
Entry Name: Town Hall, Brown Street, Blairgowrie
Listing Name: Brown Street, Town Hall
Listing Date: 9 June 1981
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 357859
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22312
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Blairgowrie and Rattray
County: Perth and Kinross
Town: Blairgowrie And Rattray
Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens
Traditional County: Perthshire
Tagged with: City hall
Early 19th century; reconstructed by W J Brewster Grant and Henderson of Blairgowrie, 1939; lesser hall at rear by John Carver of Kinloch, 1860. 2-storey, 7-bay above ground (bays grouped 2-3-2), classically-detailed town hall in irregular terrace to SE. Ashlar, snecked rubble and harl. Base and band courses, eaves cornice. Moulded doorways.
NE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: centre bays at ground floor with window and flanking consoled doorways with deep-set 2-leaf panelled timber doors, that to right with inscription worded 'TOWN HALL RECONSTRUCTED MCMXXIX' and that to left with 'BLAIRGOWRIE AND RATTRAY'; further windows to centre of broad outer bays. Regular fenestration to 1st floor punctuated by Ionic-pilastered bays flanking centre, each with decorative ironwork balcony incorporating cast cameo picture, French window behind and deep-corniced block pediment breaking eaves above.
NW ELEVATION: gabled bay to left with timber door and 2-leaf fanlight to outer left.
12-pane glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar and harl stacks with cans; ashlar-coped skews with block skewputts; cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers.
INTERIOR: vestibule with ashlar doorpieces and marble plaque worded 'TO THE PEOPLE OF BLAIRGOWRIE, RATTRAY AND DISTRICT IN COMMEMORATION OF THE HOSPITALITY SHOWN TO THE POLISH TANK CORPS DURING, 1940-42'. Plain hall with stage and balcony.
The Public Hall (or rear hall) foundation stone was laid by 'His Grace the Duke of Athole' on 20th October, 1860, with a banquet after at Queen's (Macpherson's) Hotel. The Town Hall formerly incorporated 'Police Cells and Town Officer's House'.
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