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Court House Building, Barnsley

Description: Court House Building

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 February 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 333751

OS Grid Reference: SE3462506580
OS Grid Coordinates: 434625, 406580
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5547, -1.4788

Location: Regent Street, Barnsley S70 2HG

Locality: Barnsley
County: Barnsley
Country: England
Postcode: S70 2HG

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Listing Text

(north side),
Court House
27.2.75 Building
Court House building. 1861 by Reeves. Ashlar. Welsh slate roof. Two
storeys and attic. Italianate style. 6 x 5 bays, on corner site. Near-
symmetrical facade has rusticated ground floor and with vermiculated quoins.
Doorway to 1st and 4th bays, the latter with consoles supporting a break in
the ground-floor cornice surmounted by the Royal coat of arms. Ground-floor
openings all have segmental heads with elongated vermiculated keystones and
plain raised architraves. Sash windows with marginal glazing. Tall round-
arched lst-floor windows are archivolted and have elongated vermiculated
keystones and spandrels. Vermiculated panels to the piers between the windows.
Sunken aprons and dentilled sills. 6-light casements with circular wooden
tracery to the window heads. Deep frieze with paired consoles supporting the
heavy modillioned eaves cornice. Between the consoles are small attic windows.
Hipped roof. Ornamental ashlar stacks with vermiculated panels, cornices and
caps. The right return elevation is similar with 2 blind ground-floor windows.

Interior: Staircase with decorative iron balusters and ramped wooden handrail.
lst-floor hall with round-arched bays marked by pilasters and panelled ceiling.
The building was converted to use as a railway station building in 1870 and
remained as such until 1962.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, 1967.

Listing NGR: SE3462506580

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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