Basic Site Details

Name: General Prison
Town, district or village: Perth
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Gatehouse is C listed.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2French Prison  
Item 2 of 2Perth PrisonYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Prison  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518101812Build/constructionOriginal military prison
Item 2 of 58 July 1811 Contracts advertised 
Item 3 of 518401844 Reconstruction of French Prison as General Prison
Item 4 of 513 March 1840 Contracts advertisedAnd 20 March 1840
Item 5 of 51857  Redesigning and completion of Brown's scheme

People

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 4Robert ReidArchitectB18101812Original military prison
Item 2 of 4Thomas Brown IIArchitect 18411846Reconstruction of French Prison as General Prison
Item 3 of 4H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceA1857 Redesigning and completion of Brown's scheme, with Matheson as architect for Scotland in the Office of Works
Item 4 of 4Robert MathesonArchitectA1857 Redesigning and completion of Brown's scheme, with Matheson as architect for Scotland in the Office of Works

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 5General Board of Directors of Prisons 1st report of the General Board of Directors of Prisons   
Item 3 of 5General Board of Directors of Prisons 3rd Report of the General Board of Directors of Prisons   
Item 4 of 5Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Pressp607
Item 5 of 5Morison, J1812Guide to the City of Perth  p6

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Building Chronicle1 February 1857   
Item 2 of 4Caledonian Mercury8 July 1811   
Item 3 of 4Dundee Advertiser13 March 1840   
Item 4 of 4Dundee Advertiser20 March 1840   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39330Gatehouse
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39331Main prison block
Item 3 of 3National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans Formerly Anderson Collection, now at NAS. RHP 9269/2, 9270