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Description: Magistrates Courts
Date Listed: 9 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 183816
OS Grid Reference: SD7631228223
OS Grid Coordinates: 376312, 428223
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7498, -2.3607
ACCRINGTON MANCHESTER ROAD
SD 72 NE
Magistrates Courts and Police Station
Magistrates Courts and Police Station, 1933, by Sir Percy Thomas in
simplified and streamlined classical style. Ashlar, flat roof on 2
levels. One and two storeys. Court house is single storey of 2
different heights; centre of facade dominated by monumental porch
projected from centre of courtroom hall which is set back; porch
(covering deeply recessed pedimented doorway) has giant rounded arch
with voussoirs, and a panelled frieze which carries round the court
hall. Lower ranges flanking porch, and flush with it, both have 4
windows with plain reveals, voussoirs and glazing bars; left has a
simple doorway, right has some basement windows and is linked by a
quadrant to Police Station which is 2 storeys (to falling slope of
Spring Gardens) in same style. Companion to the Fire Station (q.v.).
Listing NGR: SD7631228223
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Source: English Heritage
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