Haddington Town House, Architecture, Photos, Date, Hall, Renewal, Scaffolding, Repair

Haddington Town House : Architecture

Historic East Lothian Building Refurbishment, Scotland – design by William Adam, Architect

update 9 Jul 2016 – scaffolding back up on the tower after what seems like a fairly brief period of it being away.
21 Mar 2012

Haddington Town House Renovation

wylieshanks architects have recently been appointed as conservation architects to East Lothian Council for the repair of the steeple, which has spalling stonework and a damaged finial.

An application for repair grant is presently in progress with Historic Scotland.

Haddington Town House steeple Haddington Town House building
photos from wylieshanks architects

Haddington Town House Building

Haddington Town House
building image © Adrian Welch

This elegant building dates from 1748, originally designed by Scottish architect William Adam but little of his work remains.

Town House Haddington
building image © Adrian Welch

A court-room and assembly room were added to the Court Street (west) side of Adam’s Town House in 1788, over the colonnaded Haddington Market. The Haddington Town House steeple was replaced in 1831 by architect James Gillespie Graham (who worked with Pugin on what is now the Hub towards the top of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh city centre). The bell in the steeple rings at 7am and again at 10pm to suggest waking and bed-time. This curfew-bell has rung since 1532 and is a wonderful tradition to be kept alive.

Haddington Buildings
street view photograph © Adrian Welch

Haddington was made a royal burgh by David I in the 12th century and was the birthplace of Alexander II and John Knox.

Haddington Town House
steeple photo © Adrian Welch

Other local buildings / projects in the local area:
St Mary’s Church
Briery Meadows

Waterside Restaurant & Bistro, Haddington

Scottish architecture links:
Scottish Castles

Scottish Country Houses

Edinburgh & Lothian Walking Tours

Scottish Churches

Lauriston Castle was extended by William Burn

Haddington Buildings

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