Former Law Courts and County Police Station, Northgate Street, Devizes - Wiltshire (UA)

Law courts and police station, 1835. Wind and weather tight. Interior has been gutted. Several schemes have been granted consent, including residential and nightclub use, but none have been implemented. Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent granted in 2012 for a new residential scheme was renewed 2015 and expired 2018. Urgent works carried out in 2015. Purchase by Wiltshire Historic Buildings Trust completed in 2018 and site is now in ownership of Assize Courts Trust. Emergency work is largely complete. There are proposed plans to carry out conversion for use as a museum.

Former Law Courts and County Police Station, Northgate Street, Devizes - Wiltshire (UA)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    LAW COURTS AND COUNTY POLICE OFFICE
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1251744
    Local Planning Authority:
    Wiltshire (UA)
    Site Type:
    Civil > Public building

Location

    Building Name:
    Former Law Courts and County Police Station
    Street Name:
    Northgate Street
    Unitary Authority:
    Wiltshire (UA)
    Parish:
    Devizes
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Devizes
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    D
    Ownership:
    Commercial company
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, CA