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Wigtown, The Square, County Buildings

County Building (19th Century), Court House (19th Century), Town Hall (19th Century), Town Hall (18th Century), War Memorial (20th Century)

Site Name Wigtown, The Square, County Buildings

Classification County Building (19th Century), Court House (19th Century), Town Hall (19th Century), Town Hall (18th Century), War Memorial (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Bank Street; South Main Street; Town Hall

Canmore ID 215461

Site Number NX45NW 107

NGR NX 43425 55374

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/215461

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Wigtown
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology Notes

NX45NW 107 43425 55374

County Buildings [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, July 2009.

Architecture Notes

NMRS REFERENCE

Architect: Messrs Wardrop 1862-3

replacing old sym. Classical Building of c.1756

(Undated) information in NMRS.

Activities

Publication Account (1981)

An early reference to a tolbooth in Wigtown occurs in 1591, and it is possible that this structure was blown up by gunpowder in the eighteenth century to make way for the Market (or Court) House mentioned by Bishop Pococke in 1760 and another eighteenth-century writer, Samuel Robinson (Fraser, 1877, 32; Kemp, 1887, 18; Fraser, 1877, 32). This municipal building is its turn gave way to the County Buildings which were erected in 1862.

Information from ‘Historic Wigtown: The Archaeological Implications of Development’ (1981).

Project (February 2014 - July 2014)

A data upgrade project to record war memorials.

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