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Police Station and Former Magistrates' Court, Fairford

Description: Police Station and Former Magistrates' Court

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 129722

OS Grid Reference: SP1522301137
OS Grid Coordinates: 415223, 201137
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7088, -1.7811

Locality: Fairford
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL7 4AD

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Listing Text

(east side)

13/165 Police Station and former
Magistrates' Court


Former "Petty Sessional Court and Police Station" inscribed on
gable, magistrates' court closed in late 1970's, originally also
housing members of police force on upper floors. 1860. Rock-faced
coursed stone on moulded stone plinth with alternating flush
quoins, tile roof with coped verges with end saddlestone, large
ashlar end stacks with polygonal moulding to front and rear.
Single front range and rear wing containing court, 2 storeys and
attic. Symmetrical design with single large central coped gable
with 2-light stone mullion with arched lights and raised stone
inscription in Gothic lettering, flanked by steeply-gabled dormers
with boarded gable and small paired casement and projecting roof
with bargeboard forming steep arched shape. Central oriel window
on first floor with flanking 2-light stone mullion and transoms
with relieving arches, and moulded continuous sill band below
splayed sills. Ground floor has pointed arch entrance to each end
with flush stone chamfered archway and original studded plank doors
with decorative strap hinges. Raised stone inscriptions over. Two
3-light stone mullion and transoms between, with relieving arches.
Interior contains the 2 original police cells with sloping board
beds, and intact magistrates' court with steeply pitched roof, all
fittings, and adjacent waiting room.

Listing NGR: SP1523201139

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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