Greenlaw County Hall
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Historical-Buildings in Scotland
Description: Greenlaw County Hall was built in 1829-31 to house the offices associated with the local government of Berwickshire, Greenlaw being, at that time, the county town of Berwickshire.
Designed by John Cunningham, who also designed the Castle Hotel across the Square, the building became largely redundant when the management of Berwickshire was transferred to Duns in 1903. It was converted into a Community Centre in 1960, a swimming pool in 1973 and virtually abandoned in the 1980's.
The dome was designed as the fire-proof room for the safe storage of documents.
Ownership: Greenlaw Town Hall Trust
Situation – OS ref: NT 712462
How to get there:
By car: In the centre of Greenlaw which lies on the A697 Lauder to Coldstream road.
By public transport:
Regular public transport – on a route from Galashiels to Berwick upon Tweed via Greenlaw and Duns.
Seasonal opening details:
The Market Cross, Greenlaw Parish Church
The "Town Hall, County Hall or Courthouse" is now on the Scottish Buildings at Risk Register, where there is a full record. It is sad to see how the building has started to decay, and one can only hope that something can be done to rescue it before it becomes totally ruinous.
To see the Record click below:
Greenlaw Town Hall - in Buildings at Risk Register
Web link: Greenlaw Town Hall Website
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