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

Haddington Town House : Architecture

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

post updated 10 January 2022

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

Historic East Lothian Building
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
St Mary’s is the longest parish church in Scotland, and is of cathedral scale. The Lauderdale Aisle is an Episcopal Chapel within a Church of Scotland Building with strong Catholic and Orthodox influences.

Briery Bank
50 houses, ten flats, garages and new access for cars and pedestrians built on this site by CALA Homes, within the Haddington Conservation Area on Briery Bank.

Waterside Restaurant & Bistro, Haddington

Scottish Architecture

Scottish architecture links:
Scottish Castles

Edinburgh & Lothian Walking Tours

Lauriston Castle was extended by William Burn

Haddington Buildings

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