An exterior view of the Crown Courts, showing the front facade from the north-west

Date:
1942
Location:
Crown Court, Old Elvet, Durham, County Durham
Reference:
AA42/06063
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The courts were built by George Moneypenny and Ignatius Bonomi circa 1811. The front facade has a central block of two storeys and seven bays, with a three bay centre with Tuscan portico. The four giant columns support a frieze and pediment. The end bays of the main block project slightly, and there is a continuous broad band over the ground and first floors. Behind the pediment is a central clock tower with a lead dome roof.

Content

This is part of the Series: WOO02/01 Series of negatives taken for the National Buildings Record; within the Collection: WOO02 George Bernard Wood Collection

Rights

© Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Wood, George Bernard

Keywords

Classicism, Georgian Court House