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This building is in the Highland Council and the Inverness Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 21/05/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NH 6663 4511.


Sheriff Court, William Burn, 1833-6. Police Station (originally Prison), Thomas Brown, 1846-8. Castellated. Sheriff Court, 2 storeys, 7-bay ashlar front with centre 3 bays, advanced and higher, left end bay a round tower, right end bay a square plan tower; centre round-arched

doorpiece under gablet and flanked by heavy buttresses;

round-arched windows, the 1st floor windows at 2nd and 6th bays tripartite. Crenellated parapet, machicolated at towers and with crosslets at towers and centre. Police Station (originally Prison), snecked rubble with ashlar dressings, 3 storeys. Square tower at south-west; octagonal tower at north-west with tall slim circular turret at one angle. Crenellated and machicolated parapet. The Courthouse and Police Station linked at the east by a wall enlivened with towers and partizans Joseph Mitchell, 1839. Alterations to connect prison to county offices, Ross and Macbeth, 1904, and further alterations, R J Macbeth, 1911.



INVERNESS JOURNAL May 10, 1833; INVERNESS COURIER Jan 16, 1839; INVERNESS COURIER Feb 25, 1846, INVERNESS COURIER Jan 8, 1904; INVERNESS COURIER Sept 19, 1911; NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xiv 16; (George Cameron) A HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF THE TOWN OF INVERNESS (1847), p.69; Alexander Mackenzie GUIDE TO INVERNESS (1903), 33; and information courtesy of Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.

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