Basic Site Details

Name: Galashiels Memorial Burgh Building
Town, district or village: Galashiels
City or county: Selkirkshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of 1970-71 alterations 15,014

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Burgh ChambersYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Albert PlaceYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41867  Original burgh buildings
Item 2 of 419241927  
Item 3 of 4c. 1939  Caretaker's house etc
Item 4 of 419701971Alterations and additions 


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 10John HallArchitectB1867 Original building
Item 2 of 10Robert HallBuilderB1867 Original building
Item 3 of 10Robert Hall & CoArchitectural practice, BuildersB1867 Original building
Item 4 of 10(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 19241927Rebuilding.
Item 5 of 10John Fraser MatthewArchitectA1939 Caretaker's house etc
Item 6 of 10Lorimer & MatthewArchitectural practiceA1939 Caretaker's house etc
Item 7 of 10Aitken & TurnbullArchitectE19701971Alterations
Item 8 of 10John MillarArchitectE19701971Alterations
Item 9 of 10Joseph Murray AitkenArchitectE19701971Alterations
Item 10 of 10Ronald W Laidlaw E19701971Alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Galashiels Town CouncilClient for 1970-71 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp300
Item 2 of 3Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p177
Item 3 of 3Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  pp198-9

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register31977 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR G/4, LOR G/36