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Court House Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Central, Barnsley

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Latitude: 53.5547 / 53°33'16"N

Longitude: -1.4788 / 1°28'43"W

OS Eastings: 434625

OS Northings: 406580

OS Grid: SE346065

Mapcode National: GBR LW3B.MG

Mapcode Global: WHDCQ.8X18

Entry Name: Court House Building

Listing Date: 27 February 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1151122

English Heritage Legacy ID: 333751

Location: Barnsley, S70

County: Barnsley

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Barnsley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Barnsley St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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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

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