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Police Station and Former Magistrates' Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Fairford, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7088 / 51°42'31"N

Longitude: -1.7811 / 1°46'51"W

OS Eastings: 415223

OS Northings: 201137

OS Grid: SP152011

Mapcode National: GBR 4SJ.SMM

Mapcode Global: VHB2V.29SX

Entry Name: Police Station and Former Magistrates' Court

Listing Date: 17 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1341047

English Heritage Legacy ID: 129722

Location: Fairford, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Fairford

Built-Up Area: Fairford

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: South Cotswold Team Ministry

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SP 1401-1501 FAIRFORD HIGH STREET
(east side)

13/165 Police Station and former
Magistrates' Court

GV II

Former "Petty Sessional Court and Police Station" inscribed on
gable, magistrates' court closed in late 1970's, originally also
housing members of police force on upper floors. 1860. Rock-faced
coursed stone on moulded stone plinth with alternating flush
quoins, tile roof with coped verges with end saddlestone, large
ashlar end stacks with polygonal moulding to front and rear.
Single front range and rear wing containing court, 2 storeys and
attic. Symmetrical design with single large central coped gable
with 2-light stone mullion with arched lights and raised stone
inscription in Gothic lettering, flanked by steeply-gabled dormers
with boarded gable and small paired casement and projecting roof
with bargeboard forming steep arched shape. Central oriel window
on first floor with flanking 2-light stone mullion and transoms
with relieving arches, and moulded continuous sill band below
splayed sills. Ground floor has pointed arch entrance to each end
with flush stone chamfered archway and original studded plank doors
with decorative strap hinges. Raised stone inscriptions over. Two
3-light stone mullion and transoms between, with relieving arches.
Interior contains the 2 original police cells with sloping board
beds, and intact magistrates' court with steeply pitched roof, all
fittings, and adjacent waiting room.

Listing NGR: SP1523201139

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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