Nairn Courthouse steeple restored

Nairn Steeple

As part of the project to refurbish Nairn Courthouse the steeple has been reinstated on top of the historic building following a facelift. 

Yesterday a large crane was on site to carefully raise the top part of the steeple, weighing 4.5 tonnes. The steeple, which houses the cast iron bell dated 1848, was removed in May this year to allow for restoration work to be carried out. 

As well as the renovation of the steeple the £809,000 project at the Category B listed Court House involves other internal and external works to the building which dates back to 1818 on the site of the old toll booth. 

The works are being carried out by Laing Traditional Masonry, and project managed by the Development and Infrastructure Service of The Highland Council.

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26 Aug 2019
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