Crown Court House, Wood Street - Wakefield

Built in 1810 in the neo-Greek style with extensions of 1849 to 1850. Two storeys, sandstone ashlar with banded rustication to all walls. Four columned Doric pedimented portico and one-storey side wings. Unoccupied and in very poor condition. The building has been bought by Wakefield Council for repair and is now protected by a temporary roof. Project development was completed in 2016 with grant from Historic England and repair works are now on site.

Crown Court House, Wood Street - Wakefield
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CROWN COURT HOUSE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1258996
  • Local Planning Authority: Wakefield
  • Site Type: Civil > Public building


  • Building Name: Crown Court House
  • Street Name: Wood Street
  • County: West Yorkshire
  • District / Borough: Wakefield
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Wakefield
  • Region: Yorkshire

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA