Moffat - Central

Moffat High Street at dusk. Moffat's High Street in the December dusk with the lights ready for Christmas Moffat's Go to another site. population is around 2,500, but it retains the epithet town from former times before the rationalisations and amalgamations of the twentieth century. The central area of the High Street, seen above, was a bowling green; as it still is in Wigtown. Moffat is not an old town, Go to another site. it grew in size and fame with the finding of sulphurous water nearby in the eighteenth century at a time when 'taking the waters' was a great fashion. This page has photos of the High Street and nearby St Andrew's Church Moffat town hall. Originally this building was constructed as the bath houses, it then became the town hall and is now a community centre Star Hotel. The Star Hotel is in the Guinness Book of Records as the narrowest hotel in the UK Go to another site. - not in the world as some say - internally the distinction is unnoticeable Annandale Hotel. The Annandale Hotel is around 250 year old dating from the time when Moffat first became famous and city people needed accommodation Elmwood in snow. A onetime home of the photographer - the upper flat in Elmwood - in the snow, just a couple of hundred yards away from the High Street The Colvin Fountain. The Colvin Fountain with its famous earless ram Watering hanging baskets. Watering the hanging baskets on the Annandale hotel Moffat and Swatte Fell. The view across Moffat from Chapel Brae with Swatte Fell (part of the Hartfell range) as background Moffat Ram in snow and the Moffat House Hotel. The Moffat Ram (Colvin Fountain) and the Moffat House Hotel The Moffat House Hotel. The now Moffat House Hotel was built in 1761 for the Earl of Hopetoun, it was designed by John Adam Go to another site. following work he, and his brother Robert, had undertaken at Hopetoun House Moffat Pipe Band. The Moffat Pipe Band Go to another site. on a summer's afternoon Band's pipe major. The band's pipe major and drummer Buccleuch Hotel. Above - the Buccleuch Arms Hotel and the High Street's floral displays. Right - the Colvin Fountain Go to another site. was created by William Brodie for a businessman William Colvin Colvin Fountain and Moffat House Hotel. Well Street. Well Street leads from the High Street, and offers a range of local shops
much browsed by visitors
St Andrew's and Black Bull yard. St Andrew's Church and the Black Bull courtyard St Andrews's and cherry blossom. St Andrew's Church. Above summer sun on the church, left a May morning Summer evening's sun on St Andrew's Church. The summer evening sun across the town picking out St Andrew's Church The next page introduces two of Moffat's main attractions, but of very different types: the annual Moffat Agricultural Show, and the Station Park. Two men looking at sheep. line
Saturday 31st March 2018 Murphy on duty

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