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Central Criminal Court, City of London

Description: Central Criminal Court

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 199676

OS Grid Reference: TQ3180881329
OS Grid Coordinates: 531808, 181329
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5155, -0.1018

Location: Old Bailey, City of London, EC4M 7 EC4M 7EG

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC4M 7EG

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, London Wall: Section of Roman Wall at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

Listing Text

(East Side)
Central Criminal Court
TQ 3181 SE 8/180 29.2.70.


1900-1907 by Mountford. Large classical building of Portland stone. 3 main storeys.
Rusticated ground storey with round-arched openings and central entrance with carved
figures above. 2 smaller entrances. Ionic order to channelled upper storeys.
Main entablature topped by high blocking and balustrade. Central copper-roofed
dome on square, rusticated base with Ionic colonnade and stone lantern bearing
gilded figure of Justice. Short, bowed return to Newgate Street. Interior has
large lower and upper halls and a central staircase faced with stone, marble and
alabaster. Mosaic decoration and mural paintings by Gerald Moira. Sculpture by
Pomeroy. Important collection of statues of various dates. Courts Nos 2 and 3
rebuilt since 1945. Main original interiors all carefully designed. Modern extension
to south.

Listing NGR: TQ3180981314

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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