Basic Site Details

Name: Linlithgow Town Hall
Town, district or village: Linlithgow
City or county: West Lothian
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Town House and County Buildings. Burgh Halls  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Town hall  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Kirkgate  
Item 2 of 2The CrossYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1018191821AdditionTwo storied range of County Buildings to north added.
Item 2 of 101847  Fire
Item 3 of 106 July 1847  Town Council meetings from this date discuss rebuilding
Item 4 of 101848  Restoration
Item 5 of 101886  Proposals for alterations - not carried out
Item 6 of 101906  New forestair
Item 7 of 1019621963ReconstructionInterior recast
Item 8 of 102011 Reconstruction(?) 
Item 9 of 102011 Won award or awardsRIAS Andrew Doolan Award - shortlisted and special mention
Item 10 of 102012 Won award or awardsEAA Award Commendation
Civic Trust 'My Place' Award - Highly Commended
RIAS Award
Scottish Award for Quality in Planning - 'Development on the Ground'


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 10William BurnArchitectB18191821Two storied range of County Buildings to north added.
Item 2 of 10Thomas Brown IIArchitect 1848 Restoration after fire of John Smith's original building
Item 3 of 10John Russell WalkerArchitect 1886 Proposals for alterations - not executed
Item 4 of 10William Malcolm ScottArchitect 19051906New forestair added (instead of loggia)
Item 5 of 10(Sir) William Hardie Kininmonth ArchitectE19621963Recasting of interior
Item 6 of 10Ian Charles GordonArchitectE19621963Recasting of interior
Item 7 of 10Rowand Anderson Kininmonth & PaulArchitectural practiceE19621963Recasting of interior
Item 8 of 10Thomas Hynd DuncanArchitectE19621963Recasting of interior
Item 9 of 10Malcolm FraserArchitectA2011 Reconstruction?
Item 10 of 10Malcolm Fraser Architects  F2011 Reconstruction?


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp290-291
Item 2 of 2RCAHMS1996Tolbooths and Town-Houses: Civic Architecture in Scotland to 1833 London: The Stationery Officep137-138

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Courtesy of Malcolm FraserInformation sent to Dictionary Sent September 2015
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register37362 
Item 3 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans RHP 42374-42378
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1900/33/1/1-4 (1905-1906 work)
Item 5 of 5West Lothian CouncilWest Lothian Archives Linlithgow Town Council Minutes 6 July 1847 onwards