Dunblane Burgh Chambers

Burgh Chambers, Dunblane
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Burgh Chambers, Dunblane

A modest Scots Baronial style building on The Cross in Dunblane (Stirling), the Burgh Chambers dates from 1901 and adaption of an earlier town hall and courthouse (1840s, extended in the 1880s). Once the centre of administration of the town, it now provides a local office for Stirling Council, together with the Dunblane Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Featuring crowstepped gables and a round-arched entrance, it was the work of local architect and engineer Robert M. Christie (1865 - 1918). The adjacent jail was demolished in 1963.

The Burgh Chambers served as a police station in the 1959 film The 39 Steps and it was from this building that the hero, Richard Hannay, played by Kenneth More, spectacularly jumped from a window.

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