Monday, 7 December 2015

Greenock Sheriff Court Building

This is Greenock Sheriff Court Building in Nelson Street.  Looks more like a fairytale castle than a place of justice, don't you think?  It was designed by Peddie and Kinnear of Edinburgh and opened for business in 1869.  The tower is 130 feet high.

Built in the Scottish Baronial style it has lots of turrets and crow step gables.  There was also a prison attached to the back of this building until 1910 when a new prison was opened at Gateside in Greenock.

I found this old photograph of the building probably taken at the beginning of the last century. Fortunately the building has not been changed too much!


  1. that is gorgeous. those spires, or what you might call them are just too amazing! i enjoy seeing the old shot. history. ( :

  2. It looks just like its old picture. What a beautiful old piece of architecture.


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