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Glasgow, Gorbals Cross, Sheriff Courthouse

Court House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Glasgow, Gorbals Cross, Sheriff Courthouse

Classification Court House (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) 40-50 Wilson Street

Canmore ID 44251

Site Number NS56SE 117

NGR NS 5902 6448

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Govan (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

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Glasgow Sheriff Court, Gorbals Street, 1980, Keppie Henderson & Ptnrs

Plush modernist marble-clad complex of courtrooms on several levels, with access balconies overlooking top-lit atrium. Office suites, for the busiest court in Europe, overlooking River Clyde. Relief of St Mungo above main desk, Jake Kempsell.

Taken from "Greater Glasgow: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Sam Small, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press

Archaeology Notes

NS56SE 117 5902 6448

A watching brief was carried out by W J Lindsay of the Scottish Urban Archaeological Trust in June 1981 on the site of the new Sheriff Courthouse at Carlton Place/Nicholson Street. By the time of the site visit most of the deposits had been destroyed, all upstanding buildings had been demolished and a hole 5m deep had been dug. No medieval deposits were apparent. The deposits seemed to be of geological rather than archaeological interest.

NMRS MS/991/76


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