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Alloa Fire Station
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27.09.14 - 28.09.14 (Guided tours at 10.30 and 2.00)
Clackmannan Road, Alloa,  FK10 4DA
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Alloa Inglewood
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27.09.14 - 28.09.14 (10.00-16.00)
Tullibody Road, Alloa,  FK10 2HU
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This large Jacobean-style house was designed by A G Sydney Mitchell & Wilson for Alexander Forrester-Paton. The south front has impressive two-storey bay windows with a verandah, rising to huge curve and triangular shaped gables, and a massive, four-storey battlemented tower. It has a stunning full-height recess with a large mullioned and transomed window containing Arts & Crafts style stained glass designed by Oscar Paterson.  The main staircase leads off the hall, which also contains a fine inglenook fireplace.

The Forrester Room was originally the drawing room, with a conservatory on its west side. The house was an Eventide Home for many years after the Forrester-Patons left, but has been restored and is now a business and conference centre. Much of the fine original decorative detail, including bespoke door handles, has been preserved. The lodge and coach house (home of The Alman Dramatic Club) have also survived. Inglewood will be open courtesy of Ewan Campbell Associates.


Architect: A G Sydney Mitchell & Wilson
Building Date: 1900

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Alloa Kilncraigs and Paton's School
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27.09.14 (Guided tours at 14.00, 15.00, 16.00)
Greenside Street, Alloa,  FK10 1EB

The building was designed by William Kerr (1866-1940) as the offices and world headquarters of John Paton, Son & Co .Ltd. Kerr and his partner John Gray also designed the adjacent wareroom in 1936; these buildings are all that survive of the huge Kilncraigs wool-spinning mill, founded n 1814, which in its heyday employed thousands of people.

By 1900 the Paton family needed a new building which reflected the international prestige of their expanding company. They persuaded William Kerr to move to Alloa. He was interested in classical and Art & Crafts-style architecture and the office block is in an elaborate  Edwardian Baroque style, with finely detailed interiors which have survived largely intact.

After the rest of the mill was demolished, the building was restored and converted for Clackmannanshire Council by LDN architects. Its striking glass elevation and atrium act as a foil to the older architecture and have given the building a new lease of life.

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Architect: William Kerr and John Melvin Snr
Building Date: 1904, 2003, 1864

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Alloa Ludgate Church and Halls
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07.09.13 (10.30 - 3.30) - 08.09.13 (1.00 - 3.30)
Bedford Place, Ludgate, Alloa,  FK10 1DS
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This church was designed by Peddie & Kinnear in Early French Gothic style and replaced a plain 18th century building. In 1902 Scots late Gothic transepts and a pine and marble sanctuary with an elaborate pulpit by A G Sydney Mitchell & Wilson, who had also designed Greenfield for David Thomson, were added; David Thomson and his brother John Thomson Paton paid for this work. The north window is in memory of their parents, while the west and east transept windows were given by the Procters, another branch of the Paton family. All three windows are by C E Kempe. The 1904 pipe organ by Messrs Lewis and Co was also given by the Thomsons. The adjacent church hall was designed by the Alloa architect Adam Frame in 1891.

The interior has recently undergone a transformation:- the original pews have been removed, the marble altar moved to the west transept and the walls and roof painted. Memorials and other fittings from the former North Church have been incorporated into the modernised church.


Architect: Peddie & Kinnear
Building Date: 1863-4, 1902-4

Visitors are welcome to attend the service on Sunday at 10.30
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Alloa Moncrieff United Free Church
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28.09.14 (1.00 - 4.00)
Drysdale Street, Alloa,  FK10
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Alloa Old Kirkyard and Mar and Kellie Mausoleum
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07.09.13 - 08.09.13 (10.00 - 4.00)
Greenside Cemetery, Kirkgate, Alloa,  FK10 1EP
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The parish church of St Mungo was established in the 14th century then enlarged and the  tower raised in 1680-2.  The mason was Tobias Bauchop, whose house still stands in  Kirkgate.  Around 1700, John, 6th Earl of Mar, built a private aisle with burial vault on the north side of the church.  The old kirk became overcrowded and was condemned in 1816: it was mostly demolished and many stones reused to build the new parish church in Bedford Place.


Designed by James Gillespie Graham, the Mar & Kellie Mausoleum was built on the site of the Mar Aisle.  The original ceiling was painted brightly and decorated with flowers and Rococo panels.  It was partly restored in 1994-6. 

 

The old kirkyard contains a good collection of early trade gravestones and fine memorials for many of the people responsible for the development of Alloa into a busy industrial town.


Architect: James Gillespie Graham
Building Date: Late Medieval, 1819

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Visitors should wear stout footwear, as the ground is quite uneven.

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Alloa Redwell Primary School
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27.09.14 (10.00 - 12.30)
Alloa,  FK10
This is a brand new school which opened at the end of August ...more to follow
Building Date: 2014
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Alloa Resonate Arts House
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07.09.13 - 08.09.13 (10.00-4.00)
Unit A3, North Castle Street, Alloa,  FK10 1EU
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Resonate Arts House is an Arts and Education Centre which opened in 2010. The people-led community philosophy cultivates creative exploration for all. The team connects professional artists with people who are
discovering creativity for the first time, promoting well-being through a comprehensive creative education programme. The programmes’ focus on the production, presentation, interpretation, and dissemination of work across all media supports the professional artists’ career, promotes the recreational artists’ advancement and encourages personal development for ‘first timers’.

The project expanded in 2011 and the space now includes artist studios, an art printing business, workshops, the Swarm Gallery and an arts materials shop. The team supports artists both locally and internationally and is developing a Residency Exchange Programme, as well as facilitating the expansion of their Business Education Partnership scheme. Resonate Arts House has also created the Assist Fund in collaboration with the French manufacturer Pebeo, to give financial support to Scottish-based art groups.


Building Date: 2010

Saturday: Gartmorn Dam 'yarnbombing' display by Resonate Knitting Group

Sunday: woodturning demonstration by Riverwood Studios

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Alloa Sheriff Court
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27.09.14 (10.00-13.00)
Mar Street, Alloa,  FK10 1HR
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The Sheriff Court was built as the new County and Police Buildings to replace Ochil House. It was designed by Brown and Wardrop in a late Scots-Flemish style and it also reflects the local tradition, with crowstepped gables and gablets. Above the main entrance on Mar Street is a balcony surmounted by lions and the Royal coat-of-arms. The impressive threestorey tower has pedimented clock faces and a steep roof. The first-floor court room has a hammer-beam roof and large light fittings, originally for gas lamps. The extension and police offices were designed by William Kerr, who was responsible for many public and private buildings in the county.


Portraits from the Mar & Kellie collection are on display in this multi-functional court building. There will be no access to the cells.


Architect: Brown & Wardrop
Building Date: 1862-5, 1910, 1937-8

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Alloa St John's Episcopal Church
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27.09.14 (13.30 - 15.00)
Broad Street, Alloa,  FK10 1AN
Alloa St John's Episcopal Church - Image 1This fine church was designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson in a simple Geometric style, with a separate bell-tower and tall, broach spire. It is one of the most beautifully designed and finished Episcopal churches in Scotland. It was built for Walter Coningsby Erskine, Earl of Mar & Kellie, as a gift to the congregation.
The ornate interior includes stained glass by C A Gibbs (1869), C E Kempe (1890, 1902), Douglas Strachan (1913) and Margaret Chilton (1939) given by the Erskine family, William Bailey of Alloa Pottery and the Younger family, brewers in Alloa; a Sicilian marble altar with a reredos mosaic by Salviati of Venice; and some very fine memorials,including an impressive marble effigy of Walter Coningsby Erskine, a World War I memorial designed by Sir Robert Lorimer and a chancel screen and accompanying memorial tablet of 1902 in memory of 2nd Lieutenant E J Younger, killed in the Boer War. The tablet contains an enamel by Phoebe Anna Traquair.
Architect: Robert Rowand Anderson
Building Date: 1867-9, 1872, c 1900

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