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The Tolbooth - The Townhouse

The tower can be seen from the Castlegate. It is not open to the public. It is a rectangular tower rising to a battlement parapet enclosing a square belfry carrying a lead covered sire completed in 1630. The interior of the steeple contains an elaborate timber bell frame which was renewed in 1839. The bell was recast in 1799.

Town House - Tolbooth Clock Tower, March 1975In 1616 the Tolbooth clock was on the south wall heads of the wardhouse. The existing clock dates from the early 20th century.