Basic Site Details

Name: Inverness Prison and courthouse
Town, district or village: Inverness
City or county: Inverness-shire
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Further references in Reports of the General Board of Directors of Prisons, 1846-1849

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3County Buildings  
Item 2 of 3District CourtYes 
Item 3 of 3Inverness CastleYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 718331836 Sheriff Court
Item 2 of 718461849  
Item 3 of 71899  Plans of site and drainage plans drawn up
Item 4 of 71900  Addition of male and female blocks and offices and stores.
Item 5 of 7190011902 Alterations to chapel
Item 6 of 78 January 1904 Journal referenceRearrangement of jail as County Offices
Item 7 of 71911  Further alterations


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 11William BurnArchitect 18331836Sheriff court
Item 2 of 11Thomas Brown IIArchitect 18461849Prison
Item 3 of 11R G AlfordArchitect 1899 Drew up site plans and drainage plans - may have made alterations
Item 4 of 11Andrew DuncanArchitectC1900 Addition of male and female blocks - with John MacKintosh
Item 5 of 11John MacKintoshArchitectC1900 Addition of male and female blocks - with Andrew Duncan
Item 6 of 11Andrew DuncanArchitectD19011902Alterations to chapel
Item 7 of 11John MacKintoshArchitectD19011902Alterations to chapel
Item 8 of 11Alexander RossArchitectA1903 Rearrangement of jail as County Offices
Item 9 of 11Robert John MacbethArchitectA1903 Rearrangement of jail as County Offices
Item 10 of 11Ross & MacbethArchitectural practiceA1903 Rearrangement of jail as County Offices
Item 11 of 11Robert John MacbethArchitectB1911 Further alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Cameron, G1847History of Inverness Invernessp69
Item 2 of 2Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Inverness Courier21 August 1833   
Item 2 of 5Inverness Courier25 February 1846   
Item 3 of 5Inverness Courier8 January 1904   
Item 4 of 5Inverness Courier19 September 1911   
Item 5 of 5RIBA Transactions1870  p125-128. List of works by Burn compiled by T L Donaldson

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register35166 
Item 2 of 2National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House PlansRHP 46277-46282Also drawings formerly Anderson Collection and plans for MacKintosh & Duncan work.