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Alyth Town Hall

Situated on the corner of Albert Street and Alexandra Street in Alyth, Alyth Town Hall was completed in 1887, the work of architect Andrew Heiton (1823-94) assisted by his nephew Andrew Heiton Granger (1862 - 1927). The foundation stone had been laid by the Earl of Airlie the previous year. The building comprises the Main Hall (with balcony) which seats 200 people, Lesser Hall, Council Chambers and Ground Hall. It once included a library. Constructed in the English-Tudor style in local red sandstone, with pale sandstone quoins and window dressings, the gables and belfry are half-timbered. The facade includes three arched doorways and a stone balcony.

The Town Bell is displayed in the foyer. This was captured from the French frigate La Nécessité during the Napoleonic Wars by HMS Horatio and presented to Alyth in 1810 by its Purser, John Warden, a native of the town. It was hung in the bell-tower and was regularly rung until the Millennium celebrations of 2000, after which it was discovered to be damaged.


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