Basic Site Details

Name: Kelso Town Hall
Town, district or village: Kelso
City or county: Roxburghshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Mr Swanston, architect, Edinburgh has been appointed advisor to the Town Hall Committee, Kelso for improvements to the existing building costing approx 2,500. [British Architect 7 October 1904 p271]

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 2Market SquareYes 
Item 2 of 2The SquareYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31816  Original building
Item 2 of 319041906 Reconstruction and refacement of original building
Item 3 of 31933  Alterations? 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 5John Daniel Swanston A19041906Reconstruction and replacement of original 1816 building
Item 2 of 5Swanston & Syme A19041906Reconstruction and replacement of original 1816 building
Item 3 of 5William Syme A19041906Reconstruction and replacement of original 1816 building
Item 4 of 5Aitken & Turnbull D1980 Restoration and repairs
Item 5 of 5Alexander Dalrymple Jarvis D1980 Restoration and repairs - as architect in charge


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p3
Item 2 of 6Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp 453; pl 92
Item 3 of 6RCAHMS1996Tolbooths and Town-Houses: Civic Architecture in Scotland to 1833 London: The Stationery Officep112
Item 4 of 6Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p101
Item 5 of 6Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 6 of 6Who's Who in Architecture1923    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3British Architect7 October 1904  p271
Item 2 of 3Builder1904LXXXVI / LXXXVII  
Item 3 of 3Fife Free Press28 January 1956  Swanston obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register35828