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Latitude: 50.7338 / 50°44'1"N
Longitude: -1.775 / 1°46'29"W
OS Eastings: 415976
OS Northings: 92708
OS Grid: SZ159927
Mapcode National: GBR 55B.VFP
Mapcode Global: FRA 7754.N9Y
Entry Name: The Old Court House
Listing Date: 14 October 1953
Last Amended: 12 February 1976
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1108196
English Heritage Legacy ID: 101450
Location: Christchurch, Dorset, BH23
District Council Ward: Town Centre
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Christchurch Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Winchester
1. (South Side)
[(The Old Court House)
formerly listed as
Ye Old Court House]
SZ 1592 1A/24 l4.10.53.
Late mediaeval timber framed building refaced in C18 and C19. L shaped. Thatched
roof. Eastern cross wing refaced with roughcast. Street facade of 2 storeys with
1st floor jettied out. Gable end has elaborate carved bargeboards with pendant
and an embattled beam below ornamented with a row of shields. 1st floor has casement
window with dripstone above. Shop front below in similar C19 style. Western part
of facade plastered and with plinth. 1 window, sashes with boxed frames and glazing
bars. Eastern side facade has exposed, substantial, square panel timber framing.
Court Leet was held here for some years after Court Hall was demolished in late
Nos 1 to 11 (odd), the Castle, the signboard of the King's Arms Hotel, the
Constable's House and the Town Bridge form a group with Nos 4 to 6 (even),
6A, 8 to 12 (even), 12A, 14 to 18 (even) and the King's Arms Hotel opposite,
Nos l0, 12 and 12A form part of a group on Millham Street and Nos 8 and 10
are buildings of local interest.
Listing NGR: SZ1598092706
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