Basic Site Details

Name: Greenock Courthouse, Prison and Governor's House
Town, district or village: Greenock
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Prison and Governor's House demolished. McColl states in his Nomination Paper that he made additions to the Sheriff Court in Giffnock but as there was never a Sheriff Court there therefore it must surely have been Greenock.

Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 3Courthouse  
Item 2 of 3Prison  
Item 3 of 3House  

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318641867  
Item 2 of 3October 1864  Drawings
Item 3 of 31934  Additions


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 5Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectA18641867 
Item 2 of 5John Dick PeddieArchitectA18641867 
Item 3 of 5Peddie & KinnearArchitectural practiceA18641867 
Item 4 of 5Renfrew County Engineers DepartmentArchitectural practiceB1934 Additions with McColl as Principal Architect
Item 5 of 5Samuel McColl (sometimes misspelt MacColl)ArchitectB1934 Additions - As Principal Architect to Renfrew County Engineer's Department


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2RSA1865   91
Item 2 of 2Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p129

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder11 March 1865XXIII  
Item 2 of 2BuilderJanuary 1867XXV  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register34133 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM/1860/8 and DPM/1860/3/3 (prison)
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Samuel McColl: F no 4854 (combined box 40)