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View from N showing NNE and WNW fronts of tollhouse with hotel in background

SC 793638

Description View from N showing NNE and WNW fronts of tollhouse with hotel in background

Date 1979

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 793638

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Tolbooth and Town Hall, Marketgate, Crail, Fife, from north-north-east This view, taken in 1979, shows the tolbooth from the north-north-east. The oldest part of the building is the lower part of the steeple, probably built in about 1598. The upper part, including the slated spire, was probably added in 1776, and the main block was rebuilt in 1814-15. In the distance is the 18th-century Golf Hotel. This building contains the former council chamber of the burgh on the first floor, and the ground floor is now the local library. The lower floors of the tower housed cells until 1887, when these were replaced by a staircase. Crail is a very ancient settlement, a royal burgh from the 12th century, with a church partly dating from the same period. It was an important market town and seaport, and also a fishing port. In the 20th century it became a resort of the quieter kind, a status it still retains. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference CTH141

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/793638

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) Papers of Professor John R Hume, economic and industrial historian, Glasgow, Scotland

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