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LAW COURTS AND COUNTY POLICE OFFICE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: LAW COURTS AND COUNTY POLICE OFFICE

List entry Number: 1251744

Location

LAW COURTS AND COUNTY POLICE OFFICE, NORTHGATE STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Devizes

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 09-Apr-1954

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 434452

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

1. 1042 NORTHGATE STREET (North East Side) Law Courts and County Police Office SU 0061 2/138 9.4.54.

II*

2. By T H Wyatt 1835. Symmetrical group of Bath stone buildings in Grecian style. One storey. High central portico of 4 Ionic columns on stone base approached by 5 stone steps between rectangular stone bastions. The columns carry a complete entablature and pediment with carved Coat of Arms in tympanum. The entablature is returned each side over side walls, terminating in projecting pier formation behind outer columns and enclosing lobby with 3 entrance doors, the outer ones now blocked with windows set in upper part. Very tall central 6 panel double door framed with pilasters and entablature carried round lobby as string course. The blocked flanking doors have similar surrounds. The outer wall entablature has stele cresting over cornice. The entablature carried round walls of court rooms to rear, all of same height as portico. Flanking portico and in front of courts are lower wings, each with chamfered quoins, cornice and parapet with moulded coping. 3 windows each in architrave surrounds with frieze and cornice over. Extensions of similar design and height, slightly recessed, each with arched niche. These wings have a double plinth with moulded sill course. The interior has a square hall with coffered ceiling, partly glazed. The stairs rise to left and right between solid walls.

Listing NGR: SU0014261690

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National Grid Reference: SU 00142 61690

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