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Description: The County Court
Date Listed: 12 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 101929
OS Grid Reference: SZ0938591536
OS Grid Coordinates: 409385, 91536
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7234, -1.8684
SZ 0991 STAFFORD ROAD
The County Court
County Court. 1908-14 by F W Lacey (Borough Surveyor) and H A Collins. Red
brick in Flemish bond and Portland stone ashlar; graduated slate roof. 2
Storeys, 11 bays. In Edwardian Baroque style. Symmetrical facade, bays 2 and
10 breaking forward and of ashlar, bays 1 and 11 recessed and with lower
cornices. Ashlar dressings include: plinth, the lower portion rock-faced;
chanelled angle pilasters; portal; architraves; eaves band to bays 1 and 11
(returned); and cornice. 7-bay centrepiece has: steps up to projecting portal
with double-door flanked by narrow windows and with foundation stone to right
dated 1912 and bearing legend "FIAT JUSTITIA"; Ionic pilasters support full
entablature with royal coat-of-arms in broken semi-circular pediment; flag-pole;
12-pane sashes in architraves with cornices and keystones. Flanking bays each
have a full-height recessed archway in which are set the windows, those on
ground floor pedimented. Outer bays are blind on ground floor with tripled
sashes at eaves and are under separate hipped roofs. Main roof is hipped with
central Ionic copper cupola and corniced ashlar stacks flanking cupola and at
ends, all in front roof pitch.
Interior: entrance hall has terazzo floor, attached pilasters, dentilled
cornice to compartmented ceiling, and stained glass to windows. From it rises
imperial stone stair with moulded wooden hand rail and decorative panels to iron
balustrade; large Venetian-style stair window has Ionic pilasters and swags over
central window; at head of stairs, Venetian-style archway and royal coat-of-arms
Linked mid C20 extension to south not of special interest.
Listing NGR: SZ0938591536
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Source: English Heritage
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