THE OLD COURT HOUSE SHOPS AND RESTAURANT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1259237
Date first listed:
31-Jan-1997
Statutory Address:
THE OLD COURT HOUSE SHOPS AND RESTAURANT, GEORGE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE OLD COURT HOUSE SHOPS AND RESTAURANT, GEORGE STREET

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

County:
Derbyshire
District:
High Peak (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 05765 73576

Details

BUXTON

SK0573NE GEORGE STREET 616-1/3/36 (South side) The Old Court House, shops and restaurant

GV II

Formerly known as: Court House GEORGE STREET. Also known as: Masonic Hall, Court House GEORGE STREET. Marked on the OS map as Masonic Hall. Former estate office, court house and Masonic hall, now shops and restaurant. Mid C18, altered 1803-1806 by John White for the Duke of Devonshire, with C19 alterations and C20 refurbishment. Coursed and dressed millstone grit with ashlar dressings and Welsh slate roofs with stone stacks. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and 3-storey. Street front 11 windows arranged 2:5:2:2 each under separate roofs. Set-back wing to left 3 storey and 2 windows. 2 round headed openings on ground floor, partly obscured by external stone staircase with iron balustrade leading to upper floor and glazed panel door with overlight, to left a 3/3 sash, and above 2 further 3/3 sashes. Projecting central 2 storey 5-window range, with first-floor sill band and coped blind parapet. Central doorway with raised surround and glazed door with overlight flanked by C20 tripartite shopfronts and doors, beyond either side round headed, former, doorways with C20 shopfronts and blocked arches. Above 5 very tall 4/2 sashes. Set-back wing to right 2 storey, 2 windows, with central former doorway with fixed window and to left a round headed doorway with C20 double doors and fixed window beyond, to right 2 former doorways now with enlarged C20 shopfronts. Above 2 plain sashes with C20 louvred shutters, linked by sill band. Set-back single storey wing to right with 2 round headed openings with linking impost band and keystones, both with plate glass shop windows and fanlights. Rear main block originally 5 windows, central round headed doorway now blocked, with later doors to right built over to left. Above central window blocked, with 2 sashes to left and 2 blocked windows to right. INTERIOR: of main block: re-roofed C20: 1st floor with new partitions retains original details such as some folding panelled shutters to windows, moulded door surrounds; one with prominent moulded architrave, 4-panelled doors (one folding door), engaged columns and some raised panelling. The ground floor is vaulted. The right-hand blocks have been substantially altered C20. Reputedly built as Estate Office for the Duke of Devonshire, used as Court House, Assembly Rooms and Masonic Hall. (Leach John: The Book Of Buxton: Leicester: 1987-).



Listing NGR: SK0576573576

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
463083
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Leach, J, The Book of Buxton, (1987)

Legal

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

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