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TOLBOOTH STREET, FALCONER MUSEUM (Ref:31747)

This building is in the Moray Council and the Forres Burgh. It is a category B building and was listed on 26/01/1971.

Group Items: 132-134, Group Cat: B, Map Ref: NJ 037 589.

Description

A and W Reid, 1868-70. Italian Renaissance. 2 storeys, 3-bay

entrance to N, 6-bay elevation to Tolbooth Street. Finely

stugged ashlar with polished ashlar dressings, rubble flanks

to S and E. Vitruvian scroll between ground and 1st floors,

rosettes in frieze, cornice, die parapet with terminal

finials to both facades.

N FACADE: shallow advanced centre bay with paved Roman Doric

columned portico; pilastered and shafted round-arched

tripartite above, with broad outer pilaster strips supporting

frieze inscribed "Falconer Museum" and pediment enclosing

portrait bust and crowning anthemion. Outer bays with round-

arched pilastered windows in each floor, shell decoration and portrait-mask keystone at ground, 1st floor windows recessed

in panels.

W ELEVATION: similar details, 2 centre bays advanced with

panelled parapet; all 1st floor windows bipartite. Piended

slate roof.

Notes

The Museum was founded by bequests by Alexander Falconer in 1856, and by his brother, Dr Hugh Falconer. W facade commemorate's (left to right) Hugh Miller, Sir Walter Scott, Sir Davie Brewster, Edmund Forbes, Dr John Malcolmson and James Watt. Former Item 133 (1983 Revised List)

References

INVERNESS ADVERTISER, Sept 18, 1868. Advertisement for tenders. Groome, ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND, iii, (1883) p.48 J and W Watson, MORAYSHIRE DESCRIBED (1868), p.257. Plans with Elgin Library, Forres, DAW P2141.

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