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The Old Court House

A Grade II Listed Building in Christchurch, Dorset

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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

Plus Code: 9C2WP6MG+G2

Entry Name: The Old Court House

Listing Date: 14 October 1953

Last Amended: 12 February 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108196

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101450

Location: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, Dorset, BH23

County: Dorset

Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre

Built-Up Area: Christchurch

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Christchurch Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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1. (South Side)
No 11
[(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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