MHG15838 - Sheriff Court - Castle Hill, Castle Wynd, Inverness
Inverness Sheriff Court on Castle Hill, Castle Wynd.
Type and Period (1)
- COURT HOUSE (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD to 2100 AD)
Inverness Sheriff Court, Castle Wynd, Castle Hill, dating to 1833-6, by William Burn. Built on the site of the medieval Inverness Castle.
REFERENCE, Scottish Record Office: GD46/17/58:
Meeting concerning a new courthouse and jail. Excerpts from minutes. 1812
REFERENCE, Scottish Record Office: GD 46/17/59:
Need for a new courthouse and jail. Excerpts from Minutes of a General Meeting where plans were discussed. 1812
REFERENCE, Scottish Record Office: GD 128/37/15:
"The Castle" [The County Hall], Letter from William Brodie to Tytler. His letter concerns the preparations for laying the Foundation Stone with full Maxonic ceremony. 1834
[*Architect: William Burn 1789-1870]
Rearrangement of Jail Buildings as County Offices
Architects: Ross & Macbeth (I.C. Jan. 8, 1904)
The building (along with the police station to the north - the former prison) was listed at category A in 1971.
The building was reviewed as part of a Historic Scotland nationwide review of purpose-built court houses in 2014-15. It was recommended that the listed building record and statutory address be update. <1>
The listed building record and statutory address were updated by Historic Scotland in Sept 2015. <2>
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Guide pittoresque du voyageur en Ecosse. 1838. Guide pittoresque du voyageur en Ecosse. Engraving p. 244.
- <1> Text/Report: Listing and Designed Landscape Team. 2015. Assessment Against the Listing Criteria: Inverness Sheriff Court and Police Station. Historic Scotland. Digital.
- <2> Text/Designation Notification/List of Buildings: Fraser, D.. 2015. Combined Statutory and Descriptive List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest (Highland Council, Two Hundred and Sixteenth Amendment) 2015. Historic Scotland. 15/09/2015. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6664 4507 (36m by 44m)|
|Civil Parish||INVERNESS AND BONA|
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External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB35166 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/98264 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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