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Former Probate Court and Attached Area Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Lichfield, Staffordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6844 / 52°41'3"N

Longitude: -1.8326 / 1°49'57"W

OS Eastings: 411412

OS Northings: 309644

OS Grid: SK114096

Mapcode National: GBR 3C9.RGW

Mapcode Global: WHCGN.TSJG

Entry Name: Former Probate Court and Attached Area Railings

Listing Date: 11 February 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187360

English Heritage Legacy ID: 382583

Location: Lichfield, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13

County: Staffordshire

District: Lichfield

Civil Parish: Lichfield

Built-Up Area: Lichfield

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Lichfield Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


LICHFIELD

SK1109NW BIRD STREET
1094-1/4/37 (West side)
11/02/93 Former Probate Court and attached
area railings

GV II

Former probate court; at one time a museum; now offices.
1856-8. Brick with ashlar dressings; slate roofs with tile
crests; brick stacks. Double-depth single-storey range with
basement, with cross wing to right.
Single storey with basement; symmetrical 2-window range, with
2-storey-with-attic single-window range to right. Top
cornices; single-storey range has sill course.
Elliptical-headed entrance has moulded arch and hood, recessed
6-panel door; frieze above inscribed: PROBATE COURT.
Single-storey range has basement with segmental-headed windows
in chamfered openings and ground floor windows of 3
round-headed ovolo-mullioned lights with sashes in
architraves; cross wing has canted bay window with 1:3:1
elliptical-headed lights, 1st floor has window of 3
elliptical-headed lights and dripstone, 2nd floor has 2-light
hipped half-dormer. Left return has tall lateral stack with
flanking round-headed lights; rear range is recessed, with 2
windows of 2 lights. Cross wing has lateral stacks; right
return has entrance with chamfered surround, and 2-light 1st
floor window and single 2nd floor light above. Rear has
lateral stack and flanking hipped dormers.
Plain iron area railings; plaque records site of a house where
David Garrick spent his early life which was demolished in
1856.
Until 1858 wills were generally proved in the diocesan courts;
this building is a rare example of a purpose-built probate
court.
(Iredale D: Discovering Local History: Aylesbury: 1977-:
P.48).


Listing NGR: SK1141209644

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