Series: The Law Courts of England

12 Nov 1853 - 17 Apr 2002
Series containing Photographic, Graphic, Textual and Miscellaneous material
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The project was initiated by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England in 1999, in order to document the way in which the form and function of law courts has developed from around 1750 to the present day.

During the project, Architectural Survey staff visited all working courthouses in England, as well as prominent buildings that were formerly the venue for law courts. Brief reports were produced for about half of the sites visited, and most sites were recorded photographically.

An interim report was produced in February 2001 to brief English Heritage and the Court Service about the evolution of working courts.

Project material is also held in the following Buildings Files: BF094663; BF106177; BF093389; BF015571; BF035836; BF064221; BF061945; BF093786; BF076199; BF083099; BF041712; BF087893; BF093737; BF0094581.

The following material, although not created for the project, was referred to by Architectural Investigators during the course of their work: BF085097/1; 97/03513; 94/00367; 95/02032.

Archival History

The material in this collection was received from English Heritage survey staff. Each survey report and its associated photography is stored in a separate Buildings File (BF) for each site. Photographic jobs of sites that do not have reports are stored in job number order in one Buildings File (BF109849).


This is part of the Collection: EHC01 English Heritage(EH):Archive

This Series is divided into 68 Child Volumes
This Series contains the following materials:
Photograph (Inkjet Print): 2
Photograph (Print): 1,566
Location Map/Plan: 2
Map: 1
Measured Drawing: 50
Sketch: 2
Sketch Plan: 1
Correspondence: 2
Extract/Cutting: 1
File: 1
Pamphlet: 1
Report: 66
Sale Particulars: 1
Unpublished Text: 1


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