Old Photograph Jail Inveraray Argyll Scotland

Old photograph of the Jail in Inveraray, Scotland. The prison was designed by James Gillespie Graham, born 1776, died 1855, in 1813 after original plans by Robert Reid in 1807. The original plans had called for a courthouse and three prisons, one for males, one for females and one for debtors. The ground obtained was sufficient for such an ambitious plan, but the finance was not and the Prison Commissioners had to be content with only one prison. Both the courthouse and prisons opened in 1820. The courtroom, on the first floor, has a semicircle of large windows giving a magnificent view overlooking the prison yard and, beyond, across Loch Fyne.

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