Basic Site Details

Name: Town Hall and Public Library
Town, district or village: Bo'ness / Borrowstouness
City or county: West Lothian
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: G Washington Browne appointed architect for Bo’ness Free Library and Town Hall, Glebe Park. [Building News 27 December 1901 Page 870]

The town-hall and Carnegie library, erected on a commanding site in Glebe Public Park, Bo'ness, N.B., were formally opened on Wednesday week. The buildings are placed side by side, the town -hall, which is equal in height to the two floors of the library, being seated in area and gallery for 1,100 persons. M. George Washington Browne, of Edinburgh, was the architect, and the outlay has been £12,000. [Building News 23 September 1904 p451]

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 1Town Hall and Public Library, Stewart AvenueYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319011904Construction 
Item 2 of 31901  Competition held
Item 3 of 3September 1904 Opened 


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 4George Washington Browne A19011904Won competition and executed job
Item 2 of 4James Forbes Smith A19011904As assistant to Peddie & Washington Browne
Item 3 of 4John More Dick Peddie A19011904Executed job
Item 4 of 4Peddie & Washington Browne A19011904Executed job


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p110
Item 2 of 2Souvenir Programme of opening of Town Hall     

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building News27 December 1901  p870
Item 2 of 2Building News23 September 1904  p451

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register22397 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1900/41/1
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Forbes Smith: L v11 no656 (microfilm reel 33)