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Perth, King Edward Street, City Hall

Town Hall (20th Century)

Site Name Perth, King Edward Street, City Hall

Classification Town Hall (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Town Hall; St John's Place; South St John's Place; Kirkside

Canmore ID 158163

Site Number NO12SW 436

NGR NO 11862 23546

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Perth
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Architecture Notes

See also NO12SW Site 100 Perth, General

Plans: DC 10216, 10217, 10218

Unexecuted plans from competion for City Hall designs, exact site unknown at time of upgrade, 16.2.2000.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

Architect: Henry Edward Clifford 1909-23

'Edwardian classical' building housing two halls, the larger with organ, choir seating and gallery seating at upper level; the smaller or lesser hall with stage at north end. Recorded prior to significant alteration for conversion to retail use.

The organ was transported to Australia in 2006.

Information from RCAHMS (CAJS), 2006.

Site Management (28 June 1995)

Renaissance, ashlar, tall single storey and basement, with hall clerestory set back above; symmetrical frontages, centre section of W front recessed, with 3-bay coupled column Roman Ionic portico, 3 arched doorways within 1-window side bays, with broken pediments and side scrolls: raised quoins, modillioned eaves cornice, blocking course: large scale sculptures above. 5 arched windows with triple keystones and aprons on E front: 5 windows with broken pediments and aprons between channelled end bays with ionic columns and lunette attics on north and south fronts: galleried rectangular hall with 5 bays of lunettes and arched ceiling. (Historic Environment Scotland List Entry)


Desk Based Assessment (28 June 2011 - 8 July 2011)

A desk based assessment of this building was made by RCAHMS Threatened Building Survey following receipt of a survey proposal from Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust.

The site will be prioritised for a field visit by TBS staff.

Planning Application ref – 11/01082/FLL

A request for RCAHMS to carry out a statutory survey of the site was made via online planning portal/letter following the advertisement of the demoliton application.

Planning Application ref - 11/01083/LBC


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