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The Tolbooth - Entrance Hall

The entrance hall of the Tolbooth has been altered many times over the years and at one point may have lead to a 'dungeon' cell, underground.

The entrance hall contains the original column from Aberdeen's mercat cross. The cross formed the focal point for public events: celebrations held around it, the town guard were mustered at it and miscreants were punished in front of it.

The Market Cross
The Mercat Cross, Aberdeen, 1875-1899This watercolour painting of the The Mercat Cross in Aberdeen was painted between 1875-1899 by an unknown artist. It shows where the column originally stood as part of the Market Cross.