Basic Site Details

Name: Town and County Buildings and prison
Town, district or village: Nairn
City or county: Nairnshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Nairn CourthouseYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318171818 Original building
Item 2 of 318421844 Large prison wing added
Item 3 of 318681870 Spire removed and replaced by bellcote with lucarned clock faces

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 8John WilsonArchitect, BuilderD18171818Acted as builder and architect?
Item 2 of 8Thomas Brown IIArchitect 18421844Addition of large prison wing
Item 3 of 8Brown & WardropArchitectural practiceB1863 Alterations to prison
Item 4 of 8James Maitland WardropArchitectB1863 Alterations to prison
Item 5 of 8Thomas Brown IIArchitectB1863 Alterations to prison
Item 6 of 8A & W ReidArchitectural practiceA18681870Spire removed and replaced by bellcote with lucarned clock faces
Item 7 of 8Alexander ReidArchitectA18681870Spire removed and replaced by bellcote with lucarned clock faces
Item 8 of 8William ReidArchitectA18681870Spire removed and replaced by bellcote with lucarned clock faces

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp281
Item 2 of 2RCAHMS1996Tolbooths and Town-Houses: Civic Architecture in Scotland to 1833 London: The Stationery Officep152

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Inverness Advertiser14 July 1868   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Courtesy of Alan Barron, descendantInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on the website Sent January 2012
Item 2 of 4Edinburgh University LibraryAnderson Collection (Plans and drawings)  
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register38427 
Item 4 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans RHP 21567-917 (Plans)