Basic Site Details

Name: Tain Courthouse and prison
Town, district or village: Tain
City or county: Ross and Cromarty
Country: Scotland
Parish: Tain
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319 April 1843 Journal referencePrison
Item 2 of 318461849 Courthouse
Item 3 of 34 March 1873 Journal referenceAdditions and 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 5Thomas Brown IIArchitectC1843 Prison
Item 2 of 5Thomas Brown IIArchitectB18461849Courthouse
Item 3 of 5Andrew MaitlandArchitectA1873 Additions and alterations
Item 4 of 5Andrew Maitland IIArchitectA1873 Additions and alterations - working in father's firm prior to partnership
Item 5 of 5James MaitlandArchitectA1873 Additions and alterations - working in father's firm prior to partnership


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2RCAHMS1996Tolbooths and Town-Houses: Civic Architecture in Scotland to 1833 London: The Stationery Officepp196-197
Item 2 of 2Scottish Civic Trust1983Historic Buildings at Work: a guide to the historic buildings of Scotland used by Central Government Scottish Civic Trust/Property Services Agency, Department of the Environmentp77

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Inverness Advertiser4 March 1873   
Item 2 of 3Inverness Courier19 April 1843   
Item 3 of 3Inverness Courier23 May 1848   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Highland Council ArchiveTain Court Plans  
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register41867 
Item 3 of 3National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans County Buildings