Basic Site Details

Name: Forres Tolbooth and court house
Town, district or village: Forres
City or county: Morayshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Jail forms part of this - the last four bays

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2High Street  
Item 2 of 2Tolbooth Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3 1837Build/constructionCompleted in 1837
Item 2 of 31845 Plans drawn up 
Item 3 of 31893 RedevelopmentRefurbishment


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 3William RobertsonArchitectB 1837 
Item 2 of 3John UrquhartArchitectA1845 Drew up plans and specifications for Forres Jail
Item 3 of 3William CowieArchitectC1893  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Douglas, Robert1934Annals of the Royal Burgh of Forres  p285
Item 2 of 4McKean, Charles1987The district of Moray: an illustrated architectural guide RIAS 
Item 3 of 4Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Presspp453, 636
Item 4 of 4Watson, J & W1868Morayshire described Elginpp256-7

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Aberdeen Journal14 October 1837   
Item 2 of 3Forres Gazette5 April 1845   
Item 3 of 3Forres Gazette15 February 1893   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Andrew P K WrightInformation via website Sent August 2011
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register31692 
Item 3 of 3Moray District Record OfficeMoray Archives Original plans