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Perspective view from south west. Conjectural reconstruction (Not to scale) Preparatory drawing for 'Tolbooths and Town-Houses', RCAHMS, 1996. N.d. Signed: 'JB'

DC 29728

Description Perspective view from south west. Conjectural reconstruction (Not to scale) Preparatory drawing for 'Tolbooths and Town-Houses', RCAHMS, 1996. N.d. Signed: 'JB'

Date c. 1995

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number DC 29728

Category Prints and Drawings

Copies SC 337367

Scope and Content Reconstruction of Lerwick Tolbooth, Shetland Islands Lerwick Tolbooth was built by the Commissioners of Supply with the approval of Lord Morton. Funding came from local sources including ship-wrecks and the Morton Masonic Lodge in return for the use of a room. A new town hall was built in 1882. Balls and Masonic meetings took place on the top floor which also held two cells. Beneath was a court-room, and a schoolroom which became a sheriff-clerk's office around 1825. There were two cells in the basement. A new town hall was built in 1882. Built 1767; steeple 1772; steeple removed 1927 Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Medium Ink on polyester drafting paper

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/307376

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 1) Records of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), Edinburgh, Scotland

Group Level (551 1/5) Thematic Surveys

>> Sub-Group Level (551 1/5/2) Tolbooths and Townhouses

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