Victorian Library in Callendar House

Maker
Falkirk Council
Production date
1999
Description
View of the oak-panelled Victorian library in Callendar House with its vaulted ceiling and bookcases, now used as History Research Centre for Falkirk Museum.
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Production date
1999
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In the mid-19th century the library was installed in the original 14th century tower house. Although appearing solid, the ceiling is composed of thin slats of wood suspended from the original ceiling. The oak panelling is original but the brass work had to be replaced during restoration in the 1990s. The library contains two Carron Company fireplaces. The previous owners, the Forbes family, disposed of the original furniture and books. The library is now equipped as the History Research Centre, holding archives, both written and photographic, and is open to researchers.
Accession number
P28185

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