Basic Site Details

Name: Free Library
Town, district or village: Galashiels
City or county: Selkirkshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: C listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Galashiels Public LibraryYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Lawyer's BraeYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51873  Building dated
Item 2 of 518891890 Addition
Item 3 of 51913  Further addition (dated)
Item 4 of 51936  Rear extension
Item 5 of 519651967Alterations and additionsInternal alterations

People

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 5George HendersonArchitectB18891890Addition
Item 2 of 5Hay & HendersonArchitectural practiceB18891890Addition
Item 3 of 5James WatsonArchitect 1936 Rear extension
Item 4 of 5Francis ('Frank') Sibbald WhiteArchitectE19651967Internal alterations - as partner in charge.
Item 5 of 5Henry Wylie & PartnersArchitectE19651967Internal alterations

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp302
Item 2 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 4RSA1890   486 (George Henderson)
Item 4 of 4Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p199

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register31989Lawyers Brae, Public Library and Including Boundary Walls and Railings
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSHay and Henderson Collection HH1/46 (drawing)
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Henry Wylie: F no6138 (Combined Box 139)