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Old Sheriff Court, The

Located within the town of Falkirk and occupying the former Aitken Brewery site on the corner of Hope Street and West Bridge Street, the Old Sheriff Court was designed by Thomas Brown in a Jacobean style with crow-stepped gables and conical roofed turrets. Built in 1865-68, it was created to replace temporary hostelry accommodation for the then newly created post of Town Sheriff. Its most prominent feature is its hammer-beam roof in the courtroom. A second court was added in the 1970s, but the building fell from use c. 1990. It was for a time used as Falkirk Volunteer Centre and now provides a home to several organisations.


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