Basic Site Details

Name: Paisley County Buildings (Sheriff Court), Meeting Room and Offices
Town, district or village: Paisley
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Court part is A listed. County Buildings are B Listed. Original cost £18,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Procurator Fiscal OfficeYes 
Item 2 of 2Renfrewshire County Buildings  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1St James StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318831887  
Item 2 of 31890  Addition
Item 3 of 31891  Alterations

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 11Clarke & BellArchitectural practiceA18831887Won in competition
Item 2 of 11George Bell IIArchitectA18831887Won in competition
Item 3 of 11William ClarkeArchitectA18831887Won in competition
Item 4 of 11Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerE1888 Unsuccessful competition design published
Item 5 of 11Campbell Douglas & SellarsArchitectural practiceE1888 Unsuccessful competition design published
Item 6 of 11James SellarsArchitect, ValuerE1888 Unsuccessful competition design published
Item 7 of 11Alexander SkirvingArchitect 1889 Competition design for County Buildings exhibited
Item 8 of 11Clarke & BellArchitectural practiceD1890 Extension in St James Street (making the façade asymmetrical)
Item 9 of 11George Bell IIArchitectD1890 Extension in St James Street (making the façade asymmetrical)
Item 10 of 11James DonaldArchitectC1891 Additions
Item 11 of 11Thomas Graham AbercrombieArchitectBAfter 1891 Additions (7 northern bays) in Love Street

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Commissioners of Supply for Renfrewshire 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1889   960 (Skirving design)
Item 2 of 4Guide to Paisley1896Guide to Paisley ed. J R Parlanep45
Item 3 of 4Scottish 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 Environmentp200-201
Item 4 of 4Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p19

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4British Architect5 October 1883   
Item 2 of 4British Architect10 August 1888  Campbell Douglas & Sellars design
Item 3 of 4Building News3 July 1885   
Item 4 of 4Building News21 October 1887   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39104Procurator Fiscal's Office
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39103Sheriff Court House
Item 3 of 3Renfrewshire CouncilPaisley Dean of Guild Records Plans for alterations dated 1891