Description: The Court House
Date Listed: 27 May 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 330151
OS Grid Reference: SE3140071202
OS Grid Coordinates: 431400, 471202
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1357, -1.5209
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In the entry for the following:-
SE 3171 RIPON MINSTER ROAD
27.5.49 The Court House
The grade shall be upgraded to II*, and the following descriptive notes shall be
added after the list entry:
Quarter Sessions, County Court house. 1830. Dressed stone with ashlar dressings.
Slate roof with a single chimney stack. Raised quoins, ashlar plinth, continuous
cill band, and moulded eaves. 5 bay south front. Single storey. Off-centre
doorway with ashlar doorcase with 2 Doric columns supporting an entablature and
pediment, 8 panel door with glazing bar overlight. To the left a single and to the
right 3 round headed glazing bar sashes with Gothick upper glazing, in plain ashlar
surrounds with impost blocks and keystones. Either side are small sections of wall
3 metres high with ashlar coping and matching doorways, round headed with plain
ashlar surrounds with impost blocks and keystones, plus reinforced doors. Interior
has cross passage leading from the main entrance, with to the west the Old Jury Room
and the Justice's Retiring Room. To the east the main Court Room with a central
table at a lower level with plain panelled partitions. To the north the Clerk's
Chair above and behind the Judge's Seat with ornate back board. To the north the
Grand Jury Box, to the south the Petty Jury Box, and to the east the Defendents'
Boxes and the Witness Box, with above and behind the Bailiff's Box and the central
Prisoner's box with steps down to the cells. Beyond the former Old Gallery now
houses the Clerk's Office. The Courtroom has moulded plaster coving and dado plank
panelling. Over the Justice's Chair a Royal Coat-of-Arms. This building probably
stands on the site of the medieval Liberty Court.
RIPON MINSTER ROAD
1/9 (north side)
The Court House
Listing NGR: SE3140371202
Source: English Heritage
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