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Falconer Museum, Tolbooth Street, Forres

A Category B Listed Building in Forres, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6099 / 57°36'35"N

Longitude: -3.6123 / 3°36'44"W

OS Eastings: 303763

OS Northings: 858913

OS Grid: NJ037589

Mapcode National: GBR K8GM.003

Mapcode Global: WH5H4.HZ2K

Plus Code: 9C9RJ95Q+X3

Entry Name: Falconer Museum, Tolbooth Street, Forres

Listing Name: Tolbooth Street, Falconer Museum

Listing Date: 26 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373067

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB31747

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Forres

County: Moray

Town: Forres

Electoral Ward: Forres

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Description

A and W Reid, 1868-70. Italian Renaissance. 2 storeys, 3-bay

entrance to N, 6-bay elevation to Tolbooth Street. Finely

stugged ashlar with polished ashlar dressings, rubble flanks

to S and E. Vitruvian scroll between ground and 1st floors,

rosettes in frieze, cornice, die parapet with terminal

finials to both facades.

N FACADE: shallow advanced centre bay with paved Roman Doric

columned portico; pilastered and shafted round-arched

tripartite above, with broad outer pilaster strips supporting

frieze inscribed "Falconer Museum" and pediment enclosing

portrait bust and crowning anthemion. Outer bays with round-

arched pilastered windows in each floor, shell decoration and portrait-mask keystone at ground, 1st floor windows recessed

in panels.

W ELEVATION: similar details, 2 centre bays advanced with

panelled parapet; all 1st floor windows bipartite. Piended

slate roof.

Statement of Interest

The Museum was founded by bequests by Alexander Falconer in

1856, and by his brother, Dr Hugh Falconer. W facade

commemorate's (left to right) Hugh Miller, Sir Walter Scott,

Sir Davie Brewster, Edmund Forbes, Dr John Malcolmson and

James Watt.

Former Item 133 (1983 Revised List)

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