Basic Site Details

Name: Sheriff Court Buildings and police station
Town, district or village: Kirkwall
Island: Mainland
City or county: Orkney
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Police station  
Item 2 of 2Courthouse  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Palace RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31872  Bryce commissioned
Item 2 of 322 June 1876  Foundation stone laid
Item 3 of 327 August 1877  Building opened


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1David BryceArchitect 1872  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Orkney County Council (Colonel Balfour of Balfour Castle) 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Hossack, B1900Kirkwall and the Orkneys   
Item 2 of 2MacGibbon and Ross Castellated and Domestic Architecture of Scotland  Plans

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce
Item 2 of 3Orkney County Herald18 June 1875   
Item 3 of 3Orkney County Herald29 August 1877   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register46010 
Item 2 of 3Kirkwall LibraryKirkwall Archives, Dean of Guild K8/6/2 (16 December 1874)
Item 3 of 3Orkney County LibraryOrkney County Town Council Minutes 1872-1877