Created By: Inverclyde Tourist Group
Just behind the buildings of Wellpark Mid Kirk - the 'Toon Kirk' - is the former site of the County Buildings (images 1 and 2) built in 1834 where the Sheriff Courts and Justice of the Peace Court mets. The Royal Coat of Arms (image 2) is clearly seen at the front of the building.
The County Buildings were demolished to allow for the extension to the Caledonian railway line to Gourock and nothing now remains to be seen.
The Sheriff Court was transferred to Nelson Street and the District Court was relocated inside the Municipal Buildings.
Continue by walking further uphill to the path on your right to Pin 20: The Bridewell Prison.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Greenock's Historic Quarter