Basic Site Details

Name: Forfar Town and County Hall
Town, district or village: Forfar
City or county: Angus
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Signed drawings and specifications preserved in Forfar County Buildings (seen 1972).

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 1The CrossYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 517841788 Original building
Item 2 of 5c. 1785 Plans drawn upPlans drawn up by Thomson. Playfair secured the job.
Item 3 of 5July 1786 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunPlayfair produced an alternative scheme. The committee preferreed this scheme but was unable to accept it immediately as they needed to consult with the subscribers.
Item 4 of 518401841Alterations and additionsInterior recast
Item 5 of 51847  Internal alterations


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 4James PlayfairArchitect 17841788Original building
Item 2 of 4Alexander ThomsonArchitectCc. 1785 Drawings for new Town and County Hall. Did not secure job.
Item 3 of 4David NeaveArchitectB18401841Interior recast
Item 4 of 4William ScottArchitect 1847 Internal alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep478
Item 3 of 4McCulloch, W M SN.D.A History of the Town and County Hall, Forfar   
Item 4 of 4RCAHMS1996Tolbooths and Town-Houses: Civic Architecture in Scotland to 1833 London: The Stationery Officep94

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Caledonian Mercury1 July 1786   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Angus County officesForfar Town Council Minutes  
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register31496Forfar Town and County Hall, Cross