Basic Site Details

Name: Stirling Old Town Prison
Town, district or village: Stirling
City or county: Stirlingshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: After the building of the new prison in 1848 this building was sold to the County Authorities for use as County court and police offices.

Therefore partly preformed the functions of a town house at one point.

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 1St John StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41853 Plans drawn upProposed alterations
Item 2 of 41862  Minor alterations
Item 3 of 41865  Alterations
Item 4 of 419941996Alteration/conversionConversion to interpretation centre


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 8Robert LoganArchitectG1853 Was paid 5 15/6 for plans and estimates of proposed alterations to Old Prison.
Item 2 of 8Brown & WardropArchitectural practiceA1862 Minor alterations
Item 3 of 8James Maitland WardropArchitectA1862 Minor alterations
Item 4 of 8Thomas Brown IIArchitectA1862 Minor alterations
Item 5 of 8Brown & WardropArchitectural practiceB1865 Alterations
Item 6 of 8James Maitland WardropArchitectB1865 Alterations
Item 7 of 8Thomas Brown IIArchitectB1865 Alterations
Item 8 of 8Stirling Council Architect's Department/Stirling District Council Architects' DepartmentArchitectural Department (New Towns etc)F19941996Conversion to interpretation centre


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3General Board of Directors of Prisons 5th Report of the General Board of Directors of Prisons   
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp712
Item 3 of 3RCAHMS1996Tolbooths and Town-Houses: Civic Architecture in Scotland to 1833 London: The Stationery Officep188

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Stirling Observer21 April 1853   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh University LibraryAnderson Collection (Plans and drawings) For alterations in 1862 and 1865
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register41104