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Post Office


White Swan Hotel

Post Office (7). Just after 35 South Street - which was built in the mid 18th century - is the Post Office, designed in the early 20th century. The two gabled outer bays are joined at eaves level by a chunky balustraded parapet. The door to the left has a simple moulding around its edge with a cornice above it. The door on the right is far simpler in detailing. As you can see, the architects introduced crow steps to the gables, a traditional Scottish detail.

Immediately after passing the Post Office, turn right into North Street (once called Back Street). The small area at the junction was at one time occupied by a building known as Barn End. This had a bowed gable facing west which contained a large bowed window. Walk along North Street, back towards Market Square. This street mirrors South Street but has a more enclosed feeling. 100 metres along on your right is a small square set back from the buildings, called Golden Square.

Just past Golden Square you re-enter Market Square. On your left is the White Swan Hotel. There has been an inn with this name here since at least the 1820s. Notice the tripartite windows on the first floor. Continue eastwards through Market Square, on your left is the Working Men's Institute.


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