MHG15838 - Sheriff Court - Castle Hill, Castle Wynd, Inverness


Inverness Sheriff Court on Castle Hill, Castle Wynd.

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  • COURT HOUSE (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD to 2100 AD)

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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>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6664 4507 (36m by 44m)
Map sheet NH64NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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