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THE COURT HOUSE

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: THE COURT HOUSE

List entry Number: 1303244

Location

THE COURT HOUSE, CASTLE BANK

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

County:

District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Morpeth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Aug-1950

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 238702

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

MORPETH CASTLE BANK NZ 2085

25/217 The Court House 11.8.50

GV II*

Former courthouse, and gateway to former gaol; now restaurant and apartments. 1822 by John Dobson. Ashlar. Castellated Gothic style. Massive square front block with square side towers and 8-sided apsidal back. 3 storeys, 3 bays. Central Tudor-arched carriage entry in 2-storey pointed-arched recess with triple-chamfered arch; 2-light Decorated window on 1st floor and very large Civic crest on second floor. Canted outer bays have large broached buttresses at the corners. Small diamond-paned windows with shouldered lintels on 1st floor and large mullioned-and-transomed crosses with shouldered lintels on 2nd floor. Battlemented parapet on large close-set triple-stop corbels.

Vaulted passageway through building has one bay of rib vault then pointed tunnel vault with transverse ribs.

Interior: Gothic, stone imperial stair with plaster lierne vault. Former courtroom, now bar and restaurant, has elaborate Tudor-Gothic ceiling divided into 8 large triangles with large moulded principal ribs on arched braces; each triangle sub-divided by smaller ribs and cross ribs and with tracery at the apex. 8-sided, canted stone screen with 8 pointed-arched doorways, and pierced parapet with Tudor-rose panels.

Listing NGR: NZ2013585698

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National Grid Reference: NZ 20140 85691

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