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The Old Court House, Christchurch

Description: The Old Court House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 101450

OS Grid Reference: SZ1597692708
OS Grid Coordinates: 415976, 92708
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7338, -1.7750

Location: 11 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DP

Locality: Christchurch
Local Authority: Christchurch Borough Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH23 1DP

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Listing Text

1. (South Side)
No 11
[(The Old Court House)
formerly listed as
Ye Old Court House]
SZ 1592 1A/24 l4.10.53.


Late mediaeval timber framed building refaced in C18 and C19. L shaped. Thatched
roof. Eastern cross wing refaced with roughcast. Street facade of 2 storeys with
1st floor jettied out. Gable end has elaborate carved bargeboards with pendant
and an embattled beam below ornamented with a row of shields. 1st floor has casement
window with dripstone above. Shop front below in similar C19 style. Western part
of facade plastered and with plinth. 1 window, sashes with boxed frames and glazing
bars. Eastern side facade has exposed, substantial, square panel timber framing.
Court Leet was held here for some years after Court Hall was demolished in late

Nos 1 to 11 (odd), the Castle, the signboard of the King's Arms Hotel, the
Constable's House and the Town Bridge form a group with Nos 4 to 6 (even),
6A, 8 to 12 (even), 12A, 14 to 18 (even) and the King's Arms Hotel opposite,
Nos l0, 12 and 12A form part of a group on Millham Street and Nos 8 and 10
are buildings of local interest.

Listing NGR: SZ1598092706

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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